FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 12, 2011
Contacts: Rich Gummersall, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Off-Highway Vehicle Education Manager 208.514.2414 -OR- Jennifer Blazek, IDPR Communications Manager 208.514.2254
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.
Helpful links and answers to frequently asked questions are available here: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation/mandatoryeducation.aspx
Jennifer Blazek Communications Manager Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation office: 208.514.2254 cell: 208.841.9198