New Hampshire Snowmobile and OHRV (Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle) trail riders have a new resource available, the 2013-2014 N.H. OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations. This colorful new publication is slim – just 16 pages – but packed full of need-to-know information on rules of the trail road, riding responsibly and registering your OHRV or snowmobile. You’ll find general trail maps and learn where to find more detailed trail guides.
Check out the new digest online at http://www.ride.nh.gov/OHRV/ohrv.htm, or pick up a free copy at any Fish and Game office or at many registration agents, dealers and businesses throughout the state.
One section of particular interest details the license and age restrictions for riding. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials note that a number of new rules are in place for minors operating Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles, but snowmobile youth requirements remain unchanged.
In his introduction, Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau welcomes riders to New Hampshire, advising: “While you’re out having fun on the trails, be sure to wear the proper safety gear, including a helmet. Sign the kids up for the required safety education class, and stick around for it yourself – you might be surprised what you can learn. Above all, respect the limits of your machine and your own riding experience. Whatever season of the year you are cruising the trails, ride responsibly and have a great time.”
The new digest is a joint publication of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the N.H. Bureau of Trails. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is responsible for OHRV and snowmobile registration, as well as safety education and enforcement. The N.H. Bureau of Trails, within the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development, manages and administers many trail systems, provides grants to local clubs for equipment and trail maintenance activities.
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