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Operating Your ORV Legally
IC 14-16-1-23

An individual may not operate an ORV under any of these conditions:

  • While under the influence of alcohol, a narcotic, or other drug
  • At a rate of speed greater than is reasonable or in a manner that endangers a person or property
  • At a speed exceeding 5 miles per hour on ice covering public waters when within 100 feet of an individual on foot or within 100 feet of a fishing shanty
  • Within 100 feet of a dwelling between midnight and 6 a.m., except on your own property or as a guest on another person's property
  • Within 100 feet of a slide, ski, or skating area
  • Without a lighted headlight and taillight when operating between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise
  • Without a muffler in good working condition
  • In a forest nursery, planting area, or public land where growing plants or animals may be damaged
  • On any property without the consent of the landowner or tenant
  • On a railroad track or its right-of-way
  • In or on a flowing river, stream, or creek, except for the purpose of crossing by the shortest possible route
  • On or across a cemetery or burial ground
  • When carrying a bow with an arrow nocked
  • While transporting a firearm on or in the ORV unless the firearm is:
    • Unloaded and…
    • Securely encased or equipped with and made inoperative by a manufactured keylocked trigger-housing mechanism