SAFETY COORDINATOR FOR FRANKLIN/SOMERSET COUNTY REGION IS:
Rick Rogers, 1433 Reeds Mill Rd, Phillips, Maine 04966 PH# (207)639-5421
If you are unable to find a safety course in your area you can contact Rick for info.
SAFETY TIPS : TEN COMMANDMENTS OF ATV SAFETY
- Wear protective devices and clothing. Never ride double.
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages or use other drugs while riding.
- Always practice care for the environment.
- Know the machine before operating.
- Take a safety course before first time operation.
- Always directly supervise younger riders.
- Always be courteous to others.
- Ask permission before riding on another's land.
- Obey the laws and rules.
SIZE OF MACHINE RECOMMENDATIONS BY AGE;
- Under 70cc 6 years and older
- 70cc-90cc 12years and older
- Over 90cc 16 years and older
SOME IMPORTANT LAWS FOR ATV RIDERS
- AGE RELATED LAWS
- PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR IS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.
- ANY RIDER UNDER 16 YEARS OLD MUST HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING.
- ANY PASSENGER UNDER 18 YEARS OLD MUST WEAR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR.
IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 10 TO OPERATE AN ATV (UNLESS IT IS ON THE LAND OWNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE OPERATOR).
- OPERATING AN ATV AT GREATER THAN REASONABLE SPEED FOR EXISTING CONDITIONS.
- OPERATING AN ATV UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. OVER 21=0.08% UNDER 21=0%
- MAINE LITTER LAWS APPLY WHEN RIDING ATVs. WHAT YOU PACK IN, PACK OUT.
SOURCE OF THESE LAWS: ALL- TERRAIN VEHICLE LAWS and TIPS FOR THE ATV RIDER.
FOR A COMPLETE COPY CONTACT:
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
284 STATE STREET, STATION #41
AUGUSTA, ME 04333-0041
Land Owner Relations
Check out the new Landowner Relations website
Landowner Liability Law Brochure
For More Information about the Landowner Relations Program
Bob Duplessie, Director
Recreational Access & Landowner Relations
18 Elkins Lane # 22 SHS
Augusta, ME. 04333-0022
Email Bob Duplessie, Director
- Dept. of Conservation - ATV Program We are working to help organize clubs and establish trail systems to help solve landowner/user conflicts.
- Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Landowner Liability Law
The information applies to individuals, businesses, non-governmental organizations and other non-governmental entities that own, manage, lease, occupy or hold easements on land.
- Landowner Relations Program
- Check your club's Incorporation Status
- To Renew - Annual Report online service
- Polaris Grant Information The grant program encompasses two main objectives - promoting safe and responsible riding, and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying and other projects to increase and maintain land access.
- Yamaha Grant InformationGuaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails. Through the OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. will provide GRANTs to deserving organizations to help further the program's goal of Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails. Yamaha encourages clubs, associations and agencies to submit detailed applications for their specific needs.
- ARRA - Americans for Responsible Recreational Access
- Blue Ribbon Coalition
- National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
- New Brunswick ATV Federation
The New Brunswick All Terrain Vehicle Federation is the ATV Trail Manager for N.B, and is responsible for the management of ATV trails in the province.
- New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association
The New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association was established in July 2001. We represent all Wheeled OHRV clubs in the state and speak for all ATV'ers & Trail Bikers.
- Vermont ATV Sportsman's Association Inc.
Welcome to The Vermont All-Terrain Vehicles Sportsman's Association, Inc. (VASA) web site, your portal to ATV recreation in the great state of Vermont.