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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 7, 2012:
SAFETY STRESSED FOR OHV RIDERS TO AVOID SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish wants to remind riders to be safe when riding. Safety is the primary goal of the state’s off-highway vehicle (OHV) laws.
Safety equipment is mandatory for OHV riders younger than 18, and it is recommended for all riders.
“No matter your OHV skill level, slow down and enjoy the view when venturing out into new terrain,” said Desi Ortiz, OHV law enforcement coordinator for the Department of Game and Fish. “Speeding, being unaware of your surroundings, and lacking proper safety equipment are major factors in many OHV accidents and deaths.”
OHV riders younger than 18 must:
Riders of all ages must:
If you are unfamiliar with New Mexico’s OHV laws, please spend a few moments on the Department’s websites, www.wildlife.state.nm.us or www.b4uride.com. Or call the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Program at 505-321-0858.