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2008 Maine ATV Laws and Rules
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"All-terrain vehicle" (ATV) means a motor driven, off road, recreational vehicle capable of cross country travel on land, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or other natural terrain. It includes, but is not limited to, a multi-track, multi-wheel or low pressure tire vehicle; a motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or belt-driven vehicle; an amphibious machine; or other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind. For purposes of this subchapter, "all-terrain vehicle" does not include an automobile or motor truck as defined in Title 29; a snowmobile; an airmobile; a construction or logging vehicle used in performance of its common functions; a farm vehicle used for farming purposes; a vehicle used exclusively for emergency, military, law enforcement or fire control purposes.


A List Of ATV Clubs - Join one of the many clubs that keep the trail riding the best there is in Maine. These clubs work hard so you are able to play hard. Let's give them our support.

Liability Laws - Before you take to the fields and tear up some dirt, let's find out what the liabilities would be for such actions. Ride Safe!

Prohibited Acts - So, you think you know everything? Well, there are some thing that you are not allowed to do on that ATV, so take a look befor you ride.

Registration, License and Training - Now you know what to do, here is how to get started. Take a look at these rules and regulations before you head out on an extended ride.

Safe Riding Practices - Ride Safe! The people who are on the trails with you expect to get home safely, and they are watching out for you so please watch out for them. Everyone wins when you Ride Safe!

Summary of ATV Laws - A quick summary of the basic information that would be needed to start your ride in Maine

Summary Of Laws For Those Under 18 Years Old - If you are thinking of coming to Maine, or if you live here, and you are expecting to let the kids have free access to that big machine, maybe you better think again. There are rules and regulations concerning them too you know.

Trail Map 1 - Aroostook Valley ATV Trail - These maps are just a basic idea of trails that are easily accessible for you to ride on. Please obey the laws and don't go where you are clearly not allowed. This makes for some bad feelings with the landowners, and nobody needs that.

Trail Map 2 - Houlton to Phair Junction Trail -

Trail Map 3 - South LaGrange to Medford ATV Trail Map -

Trail Map 4 - Mount Blue State Park Map -

Trail Map 5 - Summerhaven Use Area Map -

Trail Map 6 - Jay to Farmington Trail Map -

 

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