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Before an ORV may be operated on any property, the operator is responsible for ensuring that its riders have the required equipment.

DOT approved helmet

All ORV operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Department of Transportation–approved crash helmet and protective eyewear or goggles, except when:

  • The ORV is equipped with a roof that meets or exceeds the standards for a crash helmet and…
  • The operator and passengers are wearing properly adjusted and fastened safety belts.

In 2012, Michigan passed a law giving some street-legal motorcycle operators the option of not wearing a helmet when operating on roadways. This law does not apply to ORVs, and helmets are still legally required to be worn by operators and passengers on ORVs.