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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

License & Age Restrictions

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The following apply to all operators and passengers operating on personal, private and/or public property.

Snowmobile

Operating On Personally owned & Public Property

Operating On private and/or Public Property

AGE

helmet & Eye Protection

Accompanied by
Licensed Adult over 18

Operate
Across Roads

Driver’s License or Safety Certificate

Under 12

YES

YES

NO

NO

12 or 13

YES

YES

YES

YES

14 or 15

YES

NO

YES

YES

16 or 17

YES

NO

YES

YES

18 and over

NO

NO

YES

YES

OHRV/Wheeled Vehicles

Operating On Personally owned & Public Property

Operating On private and/or Public Property

AGE

helmet & Eye Protection

carry passengers
on ATV

Accompanied by
Licensed Adult over 18

Driver’s License or Safety Certificate

Operate
Across Roads

Operate Along designated Roads*

Under 12

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

12 or 13

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES*

14 or 15

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES*

16 or 17

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES*

18 and over

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES*

* To operate along approved roads, must possess a valid driver’s license OR must possess valid safety certificate and must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age who possesses a valid driver’s license.

OHRV/Wheeled Vehicle Youth Operator Requirements

Under Age 12

Age 12 or 13

Age 14 or 15

Age 16 or 17

18 or older

  • While operating on personal property or other public property and trails must have helmet and eye protection and cannot carry passengers on an ATV or ride along or across any public road.
  • While operating on public property or trails (other than personal property)
    • Must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 18 years of age at all times.
    • Cannot operate across or along public roads.
  • May take an OHRV Safety class but cannot be certified (11 year olds may take class and receive card — becomes valid on 12th birthday). Go to Ride.NH.gov for more information.
  • While operating on their own personal property or other public property and trails must have helmet
    and eye protection and cannot carry passengers
    on an ATV.
  • Must possess an OHRV Safety Certificate if off of personal property.
  • While operating on public property or trails:
    • Must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 18 years of age at all times.
    • May cross roads.
    • May operate along approved roads but
      must be accompanied
      by a licensed adult
      over 18 years of age
      at all times.
  • While operating on personal property or other public property and trails must have helmet and eye protection and cannot carry passengers on an ATV.
  • Must possess an OHRV Safety Certificate if off of personal property.
  • While operating on public property or trails:
    • Not required to be accompanied.
    • May cross roads.
    • May operate along approved roads but must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 18 years of age
      at all times.
  • While operating on personal property or other public property and trails must have helmet and eye protection and cannot carry passengers on an ATV.
  • Must possess an OHRV Safety Certificate if off of personal property or must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • While operating on public property or trails:
    • Not required to be accompanied.
    • May cross roads.
  • If not licensed to drive a motor vehicle, may operate along approved roads but must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 18 years of age at all times.
  • While operating on personal property or other public property and trails helmet and eye protection recommended. May carry passengers on an ATV.
  • Must possess an OHRV Safety Certificate if off of personal property or must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • May cross roads.
  • If not licensed to
    drive a motor vehicle,
    may operate along
    approved roads but
    must be accompanied
    by a licensed adult at least 18 years of age
    at all times.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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