What Is an Off-Road Vehicle?
According to Indiana law, an ORV is a motor-driven vehicle capable of cross-country travel without benefit of a road and on or immediately over land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain.
The term “ORV” includes:
- A multi-wheel drive or low-pressure tire vehicle
- An amphibious machine
- A ground-effect air-cushion vehicle
- Other forms of transportation that are powered by a means other than muscle or wind
Above all, remember these facts.
- ORVs are designed for off-road use only.
- Driving an ORV on paved surfaces can be hazardous because of handling issues.
- Riding on paved roads is a leading cause of ORV-related fatalities.
- Carry a passenger only if your machine is designed to carry another person; most are not.