Is There a Size or Age Limit to Operate a UTV?
As with all other recreational vehicles, there are size and age limits to operate a UTV for safety reasons.
We are outlining them here, you don't want to miss this.
At What Age Is It Illegal to Operate a UTV?
In the state of Utah, if you are a child and are under the age of 8- you are prohibited from driving a UTV on public lands.
Are There Any Exceptions to This Rule?
For youth that are 8 years of age that may be participating in a sanctioned race or organized practice, they can operate a UTV if supervised by an adult with medical personnel present. This is not taken likely and must be supervised within 300 feet with visual contact.
What If The Child is Over The Age Of 8?
All children and adolescents who are of the ages 8-15 must complete an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education Certificate before they can operate a UTV on public lands. You can find the course beginnings here. Adolescents over the age of 16 must possess a valid drivers license if they do not have an education certificate.
What Is Included in The OHV Education Certification Course?
Once registered and completed, the course is good for life and good for the state you complete it in. When working through the course you will be met with a variety of online videos and scenarios designed to teach you about the basics of riding a UTV. With quality educators as the actors, it is easy to understand the material. The training program is designed to meet the criteria and standards by Utah OHV Safety Education.
Is The Course a Textbook or Can It Be Performed Online?
To meet the needs of most who will need to take this course, it is offered via textbook and mobile options. For those who prefer mobile options, you have the choice between laptop, tablet, desktop computer, and or mobile phone.
Is There A Timeframe Given to Complete the Course?
There is no set deadline or timeframe to complete the OHV Education Course. If you choose to start the course online,you can complete it all in one day- or choose to break it up over a period of days or weeks. Whatever you choose, you have the option to log in or out and your progress will be saved until you are ready for it to start again.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is a one time course fee of $30.00 up front when you sign up for the course. Then the certificate is good for life and no other costs are required of this course.
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