Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recreation vehicle laws stiffened for operators

New operator rules have gone into effect for drivers of off highway vehicles. Chapter 202 of the acts of 2010 adds age limits and other restrictions, and stiffens fines for alcoholic beverage use.
Operators under the age of 18 are required to take a safety course. No one under 10 may operate a vehicle under any circumstances. Persons between the ages of 10 to 14 are only allowed to use the vehicles in a sanctioned and supervised race, or to prepare for the race under adult supervision. All vehicles must now be registered with the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
Fines have been increased for recklessly operating an off road vehicle.
For this and other laws about motor vehicles, see our page, Law about Automobiles.