In Idaho, all OHV operators are encouraged to complete an OHV safety education course before operating on public lands, roads or trails.
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All OHV and ATV operators in Idaho are encouraged to complete an OHV safety education course before operating on public lands, roads or trails. All riders in Idaho who are under the age of 16 must be under direct supervision of an adult when operating on non-local jurisdiction roads.
All ATV riders should wear an approved helmet at ALL times when riding their ATV, regardless of their age or experience level. In Idaho, a helmet is mandatory for all riders (operators AND passengers) under the age of 18. Helmets must have at least a "DOT Approved" safety rating for motorized use.
It is highly recommended that all riders also wear gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants and over-the-ankle boots that are designed to offer added protection for ATV riders.
Before heading out on Idaho's ATV and OHV trails, please remember the following tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride:
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The laws and regulations on this page are meant as a quick reference for ATV riders. It is your responsibility to know ALL ATV laws before heading out on the trails. For a complete list of ATV laws and regulations in Idaho, please consult with the Idaho Division of Parks and Recreation at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.