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Operating Your ORV Legally

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 five 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