The Official Michigan Off-roading Safety Handbook
Stay up to date with MI laws governing off-roading and safe operation with the off-roading handbook of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.Free Web Version
The Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws
An ORV is not a toy. It’s a vehicle built primarily for off-road recreation. ORVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But ORVs also can be dangerous if you don’t understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.
Safe and Responsible
Safety on Michigan 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!
Michigan law enforcement officers enforce state ORV regulations to make your off-road experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state ORV laws and guidelines in this handbook.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909