32-20-12 Off-road vehicles--Operation on certain lands as misdemeanor--Registration--Title certific...
Off-road vehicles--Operation on certain lands as misdemeanor--Registration--Title
No person may operate on a public street or highway an off-road vehicle except for
crossing from one side of the road to the other. A person twelve years of age or older may operate
an off-road vehicle in a highway ditch if the vehicle is operated as close as possible to the outer edge
of the highway right-of-way. However, no person may operate an off-road vehicle in a highway ditch
along the interstate highway system, or operate an off-road vehicle on any lands owned, leased, or
controlled by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, or any highway ditch located within, except
on a designated off-road vehicle area or designated trail, or operate an off-road vehicle in a highway
ditch that is designated as part of the state snowmobile trails system pursuant to chapter 41-19 or a
public bike trail. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Off-road vehicles need not be registered and licensed for use upon the highways except as
provided in § 32-20-13. Off-road vehicles shall be titled. The Department of Revenue shall issue a
certificate of title for off-road vehicles the same as for other motor vehicles subject to the provisions
of chapter 32-3.
Source: SL 1985, ch 238, § 8; SL 1986, ch 259; SL 1987, ch 232; SL 1987, ch 233, § 1; SL 1989,
ch 256, § 18.