TITLE XVIII
FISH AND GAME

CHAPTER 215-A
OFF HIGHWAY RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND TRAILS

Section 215-A:12

    215-A:12 Manufacturing Specification Requirements. –
I. No person shall operate, sell, or offer for sale an ATV, trail bike, UTV, or any other OHRV which produces total vehicle noise of more than 96 decibels of sound pressure on the "A" scale when measured in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1287 standard.
II. No person shall operate in this state any trail bike or other OHRV which is designed, constructed, and sold solely for closed-course competition and is without a headlight and a taillight. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to trail bikes or OHRVs operated at approved OHRV competitions, or when the exhaust system is modified to comply with the provisions of paragraph I and RSA 227-L:20.
III. No person shall modify a OHRV in a manner that shall amplify or otherwise increase total vehicle noise above that emitted by the OHRV as originally manufactured with the original muffler nor shall any person operate any such modified OHRV. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to OHRVs operated at permitted OHRV events as defined in the department's administrative rules, Fis 1501.01(d).
IV. No person shall operate, sell, or offer for sale in this state any ATV manufactured after January 1, 1990, which does not have a working headlight, except that an ATV with an engine size of 90 cubic centimeters or less, having 3 or more tires designed to hold not more than 10 pounds per square inch of air pressure, shall not be required to be equipped with a headlight.
V. No person shall operate, sell, or offer for sale in this state any ATV manufactured after January 1, 1990, which is not equipped with a location on the front and rear of the ATV specifically for the placement of registration plates or decals, which measure 3 1/2 inches by 6 inches.

Source. 1981, 538:3. 1982, 12:6. 1983, 449:7. 1985, 261:3, 4. 1987, 56:1. 1988, 208:4. 1993, 320:2. 1994, 124:1. 1995, 55:1, 2; 299:10. 2003, 295:2. 2005, 210:64, VII, eff. July 1, 2006. 2019, 216:2, eff. Sept. 10, 2019.