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Unread 05-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Mass OHV law

I have to wonder has anyone got a fine for the NEW OHV law in Ma? Some people say you need the NEW OHV sticker.
I say no it does not apply as long as we are on a unmaintanied road.and not
on a trail. But forget that Has anyone gotton a fine for this speak up!

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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Ok then who has a OHV sticker?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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I bet the overwhelming majority of guys from MA on here don't even know they are supposed to have a sticker.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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Every time I read up on this subject, I go in round and round in circles and come up with the same conclusion. I'm not spending money on stickers (two stickers as they're supposed to be visible on both left and right side of OHV) for a vehicle I have legally registered.

According the the law, if you drive on someone's lawn to go to a barbeque or party you ought to have the sticker. After all, you're diving on someone else's property with a OHV.

If I get ticketed, MA will loose out on my my cash that I spend in the state when I wheel there. The people who will loose out are the small businesses like Deli's, Gas Stations, Motels, & Auto Parts Stores. I can't tell you how much I've spent to keep the economy rolling in those places over the years.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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I bet the overwhelming majority of guys from MA on here don't even know they are supposed to have a sticker.
^What he said... I didn't even know what an OHV sticker was until I googled at after reading this...
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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. . . According the the law, if you drive on someone's lawn to go to a barbeque or party you ought to have the sticker. After all, you're diving on someone else's property with a OHV.
Exactly the same argument I have made. Its ridiculous.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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I read some where someone said what about race cars? The state of mass does not know what to do with us so they try to lump us in with ATV's.
If you go to one of DCR's websites they talk about Boats and Atv's.
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. . . The state of mass does not know what to do with us . . .
How about giving us access to land that is supposed to belong to everybody and then leaving us alone?
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I hear you loud and clear. The 4Wd clubs were not contacted when they were talking about this law a few years back they never include us in the talks. And then at last minute add the word Jeep.
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Why get an OHV sticker when we dont have public land to use it on?
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Wow surprising Assachusetts doing yet another thing to drive people away.
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Why get an OHV sticker when we dont have public land to use it on?
Because now they are regulating recreational activity on private land. Nice, huh?
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Because now they are regulating recreational activity on private land. Nice, huh?
Good luck enforcing it.
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So one here has picked up a OHV sticker?
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Unread 06-03-2012, 09:55 AM   #15
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This is off the Mass.gov Department of Conservation and Recreation page


Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Defined

Also known as Off Highway Vehicle (OHV), ORV’s are any motor vehicle designed or modified for use over unimproved terrain if used for recreation or pleasure off a public way and all legally registered motor vehicles when used off a way. Vehicles over 1000 lbs. such as pickup trucks or SUVs are prohibited from all trails at all times.
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