The next time you go off-roading, there will be new rules to follow. What are they?
16 years old, with a driver’s license
You must be 16 to drive an off-road vehicle on a trail, road, public lands, or private land belonging to a municipality. In addition, a driver’s license is mandatory.
You must be 18 to rent an off-road vehicle.
You’ll have to carry certain paperwork (printed or electronic) when you drive your off-road vehicle, such as:
- driver’s license
- proof of liability insurance ($500,000)
- photo ID with date of birth
- certificate of competence and knowledge if you’re 16 or 17
- a copy of the lease or rental contract.
What vehicles are covered?
An off-road vehicle can be any motorized vehicle that can drive on non-paved surfaces or difficult terrain. For example, snow, mud, or other natural areas.
Some examples of off-road vehicles are:
- quads (or ATVs)
- all-terrain motorcycle.
Attention! Driving off-road while impaired by drugs or alcohol is a crime. It doesn’t matter if you’re on private or public land.