Key changes to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) education requirements in Idaho.
Postcards are being sent out by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation with the following message to OHV enthusiasts:
“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. (OHVs are ATVs, Motorbikes and UTVs.)
- All unlicensed riders who wish to operate an OHV on National Forest roads are required to take an OHV safety course beginning July 1, 2011.
- All riders age 15 and under who wish to operate an OHV on roads must be supervised.”
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Q. Do I have to take a class to ride my OHV on Trails?
A. No, this requirement is for US FOREST SERVICE roads only.
Q. What course does an unlicensed operator need to take? (Three types of courses available!)
A 1. Complete a free IDPR Responsible Rider OHV course for ATVs, Motorbikes or UTVs. Class schedules are listed online (http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation/ohveducation.aspx ). A certificate will be issued at the completion of the course.
A 2. Pay a fee and complete a course offered by the ATV Safety Institue or Motorcycle Safety Foundation. A certificate will be issued at the completion of the course.
A 3. Pay a fee of $29.95 and complete the online training at (www.atvcourse.com/usa/idaho ) and bring your completion receipt to participate in a 10-15 minute skills assessment. A skills test can be setup by contacting the IDPR OHV Education Program ([email protected] ).
Visit the Idaho Department Parks and Recreation’s (IDPR) website at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov to review our FAQ’s for additional information.