N.H. Rev. Stat. 215-A:6 Operation of All OHRVs.
It is unlawful to operate any OHRV during the period from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise without displaying at least one lighted headlight and one lighted taillight. No person may operate an OHRV upon any portion of the right of way of any public way including the traveled portion of a maintained public way except as provided. No person may operate an OHRV at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions and without regard for actual and potential hazards. In all cases speed shall be controlled so that the operator will be able to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or object. It is unlawful to operate any OHRV so as to endanger any person or damage any property. No person may operate an OHRV within the limits of any railroad right of way where the rails are still intact unless otherwise posted, except in any emergency. No person may operate an OHRV on the right of way of any public way classified as a class I highway and designated as an interstate highway, toll road or limited access highway. A person may operate an OHRV across any public way where the operation of said OHRV is not otherwise prohibited by law to cross the way, if the person has a driver's license or has completed the OHRV safety training course.
215-A:9 Limitations of OHRV Operation on Class I, II, and III Highways.
Highway crossings for established OHRV trails may be granted. No direct crossing of interstate highways, divided highways, or toll roads shall be permitted. When travel by conventional motor vehicles is not possible during a period of emergency declared by the appropriate authority having jurisdiction, an OHRV may be operated on any portion of an interstate highway, toll road, limited access highway, public highway or any other restricted area, provided that the operator of said vehicle has received the specific authority of an officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter to so operate.
215-A:13-a Protective Headgear.
No person under the age of 18 may operate any OHRV within this state without wearing eye protection and protective headgear.
215-A:14 OHRV Required Equipment.
At least one, but not more than 2 headlights, all in working order, when operating at any time during the period from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. One or more rear taillights, all in working order, when operating at any time during the period from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. Adequate brakes in good working order sufficient to control the vehicle at all times. The brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle within 40 feet at 20 miles per hour, or locking the wheels or track to a standstill. The current registration decal affixed to the OHRV as required by this chapter. Mufflers and an exhaust system which comply with requirements. Any sled or trailer towed behind an OHRV must be equipped with reflectors and a rigid hitch such as a tow bar.
Registration and decals required pursuant to regulation.
215-A:29 OHRV Operation and License.
If under 14 years of age, must be accompanied at all times by a person at least 18 years of age. If 12 years of age or older, must have successfully completed the snowmobile or OHRV training program, or be licensed to drive a vehicle. Any person operating an OHRV along the traveled portion of a public highway, where permitted, shall be required to be licensed to drive. Or, any person at least 12 years of age, who has successfully completed an approved snowmobile or OHRV training program, operating an OHRV along the traveled portion of a public highway, where permitted, who is not licensed to drive shall be accompanied at all times by a person who is licensed to drive, and who is at least 18 years of age. Operators under 18 may not carry passengers.
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