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Before a Type I ATV, Type II ATV, or an OHM may be operated in Utah, the vehicle and its riders must have the required equipment.

  • Braking System: The brakes must be able to stop and hold the vehicle.
  • Lights: If operated between sunset and sunrise, the OHV must have and display a headlight and a taillight.
  • Whip Flag: While operating an OHV on designated sand dune areas, a red or orange whip flag must be attached to the vehicle. The flag must be at least 6" x 12" in size and must be at least eight feet off the ground.
  • Spark Arrestor and Muffler: An OHV must have a U.S. Forest Service–approved spark arrestor and muffler that are in good working condition.
  • Helmet: All OHV operators and passengers under 18 years of age must wear a helmet that is properly fitted and fastened. The helmet must be designed for motorized vehicle use and have a safety-approved label from the Department of Transportation (DOT), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or the Snell Memorial Foundation. Since a properly fitting, safety-approved helmet is the most important safety gear for an OHV rider or passenger, the Utah State Parks and Recreation Department strongly encourages all riders to wear helmets.
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