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New laws go into effect January 1

| Suzy Johnson | Latest News


Here's what's been happening:

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV) have been defined and regulated per California Legislation AB1595 and AB1266. Major changes include:

Effective January 1, 2013

  • CVC 38600: Less than 16 years of age must be SUPERVISED.
  • CVC 38601: HELMETS required for all operators and passengers.
  • CVC 38601: Seat/shoulder belt or SAFETY HARNESS required when in motion.
  • CVC 38604: Requires passengers to be able to grasp the HANDHOLD while properly restrained with back against the seat back.

Effective July 1, 2013*

  • CVC 38603: Passengers must be seated in location designed and provided by manufacturer.
*Future legislation could change these laws, keep up to date and go to

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