Law Enforcement Education Objectives
A major part of law enforcement is the education aspect where by educating the public 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 and working 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 supplying 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||Warnings ||Citations|
|Off Route (7)||2||5|
*Only 8.5% of all contacts received a citation or warning from CPW Rangers
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
- Violations frequencies tend to increase in trail systems
near major cities.
- Well managed and properly signed riding areas promote
legal and responsible OHV use.