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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed New Hampshire OHRV/Snowmobile Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your New Hampshire OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate.

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A person under 12 years of age:

  • Must wear a helmet and…
  • Must wear eye protection unless the OHRV has a windshield or screen that covers the eyes and…
  • Must be accompanied by a licensed person over 25 years of age when not operating on the vehicle owner’s private property and…
  • May not operate an OHRV along or across any public road and…
  • May not carry passengers on an ATV and…
  • May take an OHRV safety class but cannot be certified (11-year-olds may take the class and receive the card, but it will not be valid until their 12th birthday). Go to Ride.NH.gov for more information.

A person 12 or 13 years of age:

  • Must wear a helmet and…
  • Must wear eye protection unless the OHRV has a windshield or screen that covers the eyes and…
  • Must have an approved safety education certificate when riding on public property and…
  • Must at all times be accompanied by a person who is 25 years of age or older and has a valid driver’s license and…
  • May cross or operate along approved roads when accompanied and…
  • Must keep to the extreme right along the traveled portion of a public highway and yield to all conventional motor vehicle traffic on the highway and…
  • May not carry passengers on an ATV.

A person 14 or 15 years of age:

  • Must wear a helmet and…
  • Must wear eye protection unless the OHRV has a windshield or screen that covers the eyes and…
  • Must have an approved safety education certificate when riding on public property and…
  • May operate unaccompanied on public property or trails and across roads and…
  • Must be accompanied by a person who is 25 years of age or older and has a valid driver’s license while operating along approved roads and…
  • Must keep to the extreme right along the traveled portion of a public highway and yield to all conventional motor vehicle traffic on the highway and…
  • May not carry passengers on an ATV.

A person 16 or 17 years of age:

  • Must wear a helmet and…
  • Must wear eye protection unless the OHRV has a windshield or screen that covers the eyes and…
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or an approved safety education certificate when riding on public property and…
  • May not carry passengers on an ATV and…
  • May operate unaccompanied on public property or trails and across roads and…
  • If not licensed to drive a motor vehicle:
    • Must be accompanied by a person who is 25 years of age or older and has a valid driver’s license while operating along approved roads and…
    • Must keep to the extreme right along the traveled portion of a public highway and yield to all conventional motor vehicle traffic on the highway.

A person 18 years of age or older:

  • Is encouraged, but not required, to wear a helmet and…
  • Must wear eye protection unless the OHRV has a windshield or screen that covers the eyes and…
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or an approved safety education certificate when riding on public property and…
  • May carry passengers on an ATV and…
  • May cross roads and…
  • If not licensed to drive a motor vehicle:
    • Must be accompanied by a person who is 25 years of age or older and has a valid driver’s license while operating along approved roads and…
    • Must keep to the extreme right along the traveled portion of a public highway and yield to all conventional motor vehicle traffic on the highway.

All persons who are required to have an approved safety education certificate or a driver’s license must carry the certificate or license on the OHRV and make it available for inspection by a law enforcement officer whenever the OHRV is being operated.