Statewide OHV Law Enforcement Program
The Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement Program has been in 4 years of operation (2011-2014). In that time they have had approximately 35,000 rider contacts in the field. This program was initiated by the former state parks board in 2011 and continues to prosper. The OHV law enforcement program consists of 4 rangers, 2 for 6 months, and 2 for 9 months out of the year.
OHV rangers focus on promoting public safety by checking OHV operators for registration and required equipment. Rangers have cited operators and issued warnings for off-route travel and other violations, which cause resource damage. Below is a listed of statistics from the 2014 season.
2011-2014 OHV Law Enforcement Warnings and Citations
|Type of Violation||Warnings ||Citations|
|Off Route ||4||6|
*Only 3 percent of all contacts resulted in a citation, and 2 percent of all contacts resulted in warnings
The Off-highway vehicle law enforcement program also has many attributes within the program that involves things like educating the public,
monitoring and reporting, and
promoting public safety/trail assistance.