NOHVCC is committed to safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles.
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) is a trade association that addresses safe and responsible use of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) manufactured or distributed in North America. In a position paper concerning on-road use, ROHVA explains that ROVs are designed, manufactured, and sold for off-highway use only. They go on to explain the important reasons why operation should be restricted to off-highway use. ROHVA offers model legislation for states to use to address ROV use in a statute. An important component of ROHVA’s model legislation addresses on-road use: “An ROV shall not be driven or operated on any public street, road, or highway of this state unless such street, road, or highway is part of a designated trail system permitting such operation or except for purposes of crossing”. Using public thoroughfares such as logging roads, woodland trails, and other unimproved ways as trail connectors is generally not considered to be using streets, roads, or highways and is more in keeping with the intended design and use of ROVs.
NOHVCC recognizes and supports the important safety, regulation, and manufacturing concerns that must be taken into account to ensure the best future for OHV recreation.