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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Law Enforcement Education ​​Objectives

A major part of law enforcement is the education aspect where by educating the publi​​​c on rules and regulations you create visitors that help preserve their own safety and the integrity of the outdoors. 

Some examples of the everyday activities that Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement​ partake in is fielding questions from trail users a​​nd worki​ng with organizations such as 'Stay the Trail' to inform riders of responsible use practices.​ They also inform riders of required equipment to ensure legal compliance of OHV's and ​public safety. 

A large part of educating the public is suppl​​ying users with warnings to educate visitors that have not reviewed the rules and regulations and issuing citations when needed. Below is the warnings and citations issued by statewide Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement in 2014​​. 

2014 Warnings and​ Citations 
​​Type of Violation​W​arnings ​Citations
​Equipment (88)​39​49
​Operation (26)​7​19
​Registration (152)​60​92
​Off Route (7)​2​5
​Totals​108​165
*​Only 8.5% of all contacts received a citation or warning from CPW Rangers
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​2014 OHV​ Ranger Findings

  • The vast majority of OHV riders want to do the right thing and are interested in helping to preserve and expand well managed riding areas.
  • Compliance with OHV regulations state-wide is very high.  
  • Off-Route travel is a rare occurrence and is often committed by operators of full size vehicles rather than OHV's.
  • Violations frequencies tend to increase in trail systems near major cities.
  • Well managed and properly signed riding areas promote legal and responsible OHV use.​​