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Public comment sought on proposed changes to off-highway vehicle rules

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 4, 2017:

Public comment sought on proposed changes to off-highway vehicle rules

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed changes to off-highway vehicle rules. The proposed rule changes follow changes in state law governing off-highway vehicles made during the recent legislative session.

The current rule requires all operators and occupants riding an off-highway vehicle on permitted streets and highways to wear an approved safety helmet. The proposed rule change will require only those operators younger than age 18 to wear an approved safety helmet and to have a state issued license plate attached to any off-highway vehicle operating on approved streets and highways.

The proposed rule changes can be found on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Comments can be sent to matthew.seidel@state.nm.us and must be received by June 14.

Printed copies of the proposed rule changes can be obtained by writing to the Off-Highway Vehicle Program Manager, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 3841 Midway Place N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109. For more information, please call (505) 222-4728.

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