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17 Pa. Code § 21.113. All-terrain vehicles.

§ 21.113. All-terrain vehicles.

 (a)  Operating an all-terrain vehicle is permitted in accordance with this section.

 (b)  Operating an all-terrain vehicle in violation of Chapter 77 of the Vehicle Code (relating to Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Law) is prohibited.

 (c)  The following are prohibited except with written permission of the Department:

   (1)  Operating an all-terrain vehicle on a road, trail or area that has not been posted as open for all-terrain vehicles.

   (2)  Operating an all-terrain vehicle outside of the period from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September and from the day following the last day of regular or extended rifle deer season as established by the Game Commission through the following April 1.

   (3)  Operating or riding on an all-terrain vehicle without wearing a securely fastened helmet which meets the specifications established for motorcycle helmets in 67 Pa. Code Chapter 107 (relating to motorcycle helmets).


   The provisions of this §  21.113 issued under sections 302, 313 and 502 of the Conservation and Natural Resources Act (71 P. S. § §  1340.302, 1340.313 and 1340.502); and the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S. § §  7505 and 7506.


   The provisions of this §  21.113 adopted September 4, 2015, effective September 5, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 5493.

Cross References

   This section cited in 17 Pa. Code §  21.123 (relating to violation of rules regarding conduct in State forests).

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