The Official Massachusetts Off-roading Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with MA laws governing off-roading and safe operation with the off-roading 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 Off-roading handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.