Summer is almost here and Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) education classes are underway throughout New Hampshire.
To operate an OHRV in New Hampshire, any person age 12 or older must have either a valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License or have successfully completed an approved Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Safety Education class taught by volunteer instructors trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Additionally, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating an OHRV, unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents or guardians.
Sign up soon if you or someone you know needs a class. There is no charge for the classes, which are usually completed in a single day. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children.
For a current class schedule, visit http://www.wildnh.com/OHRV/schedule.html. New classes are added as they become available.
In addition to safety education, this summer Fish and Game Conservation Officers will be patrolling the trails to detect and apprehend impaired OHRV operators, enforce speed limits, deter unlawful off-trail riding and detect machines with modified exhaust. These ongoing initiatives will help to keep the state’s OHRV trails safe for all outdoor enthusiasts during the upcoming season.