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OHV City Ordinance For Fun & Safety

As the weather continues to improve and you have the desire to recreate outdoors on your toys that have been in storage, please familiarize yourself with the city ordinance related to OHVs.


Any person operating an OHV is subject to all of the provisions of title 41, chapter 6a, Utah Code Annotated (1953), as amended (traffic code), which includes, but is not limited to:

A.   Unless otherwise provided for herein, no person under sixteen (16) years of age will be allowed to operate an OHV on a Washington City road, street or highway designated for OHV use.

B.   No person under the age of sixteen (16) may operate and no owner may give permission to a person under the age of sixteen (16) to operate an OHV on the designated roads, streets, and highways of Washington City.

 C.   All operators sixteen (16) years of age and older must possess a valid operator’s license as provided in title 53, chapter 3, uniform driver license act.

D.   All riders under the age of eighteen (18) may not operate or ride an off highway vehicle on the designated roads, streets, and highways of Washington City unless the person is wearing a properly fitted Snell or DOT approved protective headgear designated for motorized use.

E.   All users of roads, streets, and highways designated for use by OHVs must obey all traffic and other safety laws and rules as designated.

 F.   All users of the Washington City designated off highway roads, streets, and highways may not operate a vehicle at a speed greater than twenty five (25) miles per hour and is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, including when:

  1. Approaching and crossing an intersection or bridge crossing.
  2. Approaching and going around a curve.
  3. Approaching a hillcrest.
  4. Traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway.
  5. Special hazards exist due to pedestrians, other traffic, weather or road conditions.

G.   Even when no special hazards exist, an operator of an OHV will stay as far right on the roadway as possible and will not travel at a speed in excess of twenty five (25) miles per hour at any time, upon any street, alley, highway, or other public ground or place in the city. (Ord. 2013-18, 8-28-2013)

Washington City Police desire all to have fun and recreate safely. We will not tolerate any behavior that puts the community or individual at risk. We appreciate your cooperation with this ordinance. For more information surrounding this or other ordinances, please see the city website.

                 –Police Department

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