FYI- (See below) To clear up some confusion on decal placement
I have received a couple calls regarding some confusion with the decal placement depicted on Page 7 of the new OHRV Law Digest. In short, the placement of the decals on an OHRV shall be attached securely on the front and rear of the vehicle, in an unobstructed manner, as high as possible or at a location designed by the manufacturer. During the final edit process of the digest, we attempted to depict the decal placement on the wheeled vehicles as close as possible to the front and rear. Unfortunately, the final version creates an impression that both decals should be on the same side as opposed to front and rear. As you know, on many of today’s modern machines, from and rear unobstructed decal placement is not always possible. Also, some staff and instructors have taught riders to put them on each side of an OHRV. Technically, the law does not provide for this so I did the best I could to capture the front and rear wording from the statute. I will look to improve and clarify the decal placement diagram next year. We may also need to amend the statute if necessary.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
- All OHRVs except conventional motor vehicles registered for highway use shall be registered at the fee provided in RSA 215-A:23, and shall be furnished a registration plate or decals of a design and color as chosen by the executive director. Said registration plate or decals shall be attached securely on the front and rear of the vehicle, in an unobstructed manner, as high as possible or at a location designed by the manufacturer. A nonresident registering an OHRV for a temporary 10 consecutive day period during the months of May to October shall be issued a temporary registration by the executive director. Such registration shall be valid only for 10 consecutive days from the start date and time specified on the registration. The executive director shall determine the procedure for issuance, design, color, and placement of temporary registration decals. Temporary registrations may not be transferred.
Captain John B. Wimsatt
Law Enforcement Division
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301