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17 Pa. Code § 21.114. Motorized off-road vehicles.

§ 21.114. Motorized off-road vehicles.

 (a)  Operating a motorized off-road vehicle is permitted in accordance with this section.

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

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

   (2)  Operating a motorized off-road vehicle on a road, trail or area that has not been posted as open outside of the following periods:

     (i)   From the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.

     (ii)   From the day following the last day of the regular or extended rifle deer season as established by the Game Commission through the following April 1.

   (3)  Operating or riding a motorized off-road 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 §  21.114 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 §  21.114 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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