The Official Massachusetts Off-roading Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with MA laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

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The Handbook of Massachusetts Off-Highway Vehicle Laws

OHV Basics

An OHV is not a toy. It’s a vehicle built primarily for off-road recreation. OHVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But OHVs also can be dangerous if you don’t understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.

Safe and Responsible

Safety on Massachusetts off-road areas is the responsibility of everyone. Use the handbook to familiarize yourself with the steps to make your 4-wheeler outings safe and enjoyable.

It’s the Law!

Massachusetts law enforcement officers enforce state OHV regulations to make your off-road experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state OHV laws and guidelines in this handbook.

Free Version

This Massachusetts boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.