New Mandatory Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Law in Effect for Idaho

by IPA on May 14, 2011

New Mandatory Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Law
in Effect for Idaho

 IDAHO (May 12, 2011) During the 2011 legislative session, the Idaho Recreation Council worked with legislators to pass SB1001. The passing of this bill brought a couple of key changes to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) education requirements in Idaho.

How does it impact you?

All unlicensed riders who wish to operate an OHV on National Forest roads are required to take an OHV safety course.

All riders age 15 and under who wish to operate an OHV on roads must be supervised. The definition of supervision was clarified to mean that If you are riding on any road with your child you must be in a position to provide close support, assistance or direction. If you are not riding with your child you must be within 300 ft when supervising their operation on any road. You must be in a position to provide close support, assistance or direction.

Learn More:

Helpful links and answers to frequently asked questions are available here: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation/mandatoryeducation.aspx

To obtain additional information on OHV classes near you, visit www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov or email ohveducation@idpr.idaho.gov

Jennifer Blazek, Communications Manager

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

office: 208.514.2254

cell: 208.841.9198

Idaho Pathfinders have 6 members that will be giving the OHV class. (Free) They have taken the training course and became certified with Parks and Recreation for giving the OHV safty course. If you are interested in taking the training course from us please give us a call 839-2303 or e-mail eanda@frontier.com . This way we can start setting up dates for classes. Classes will be given in Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird. We are only alowed so many in each class. (Adults in one class and kids in another).

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