FISH AND GAME
OFF HIGHWAY RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND TRAILS
215-A:10 Limitations of OHRV Operation on Class I, II, III and III-a Highways.
I. A person shall not operate an OHRV on the traveled portions or the plowed snowbanks adjacent to class I, class II, class III, or class III-a highways.
II. Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, a person may operate an OHRV on a class I, class II, class III, or class III-a highway that is not maintained for winter use by conventional motor vehicles; provided, however, that if a class I, class II, class III, or class III-a highway is not maintained for winter use by conventional motor vehicles and said highway is opened for an OHRV trail, said highway shall be so posted and conventional motor vehicle traffic prohibited. The commissioner of the department of transportation upon notification to the supervisor of the bureau may open at any time a class I, class II, or class III highway which has been closed for conventional motor vehicle use.
IV. (a) Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, a person may operate an OHRV on a class I, class II, class III, or class III-a highway that has been designated open for use, in Coos county or in Grafton county, by the bureau of trails, with the approval of the department of transportation and the department of safety and a public meeting in each community which would be directly affected by such designation. The bureau, or its designee, shall sign any approved sections of highway for OHRV use.
(b) OHRV use shall not be permitted on any section of interstate, toll, or divided highway.
(c) The following sections of state highway shall be designated for OHRV use: Back Lake Road in Pittsburg, from the town dump to Route 3; Route 3 in Pittsburg from the intersection of Back Lake Road to Route 145; Route 145 in Pittsburg and Clarksville from the intersection of Route 3 to Cedar Stream Road; Diamond Pond Road in Stewartstown from the town-owned section south to Charles Heath Road; Jericho Lake Road in Berlin from Route 110 to Jericho Mountain State Park; the reduced speed section of Route 3 in North Stratford village as needed to reach services.
(d) The trail connector and crossing, located along and across Route 114 in the town of Henniker, which connects to the southwest end of Mink Hill Road, shall be designated for OHRV use during the months of May through November, provided that the town of Henniker and private lands south of Route 114 continue to allow the public OHRV use on their properties.
Source. 1981, 538:3. 1986, 152:9. 1989, 179:5, 9. 1990, 133:4. 1992, 265:13. 1996, 78:2. 2005, 210:64, VI, eff. July 1, 2006. 2012, 84:3, eff. May 23, 2012. 2016, 318:1, eff. June 24, 2016. 2017, 236:6, eff. July 18, 2017.