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Snowmobile Laws and Regulations
MAINE SNOWMOBILE LAWS
Accompanied by an adult. "Accompanied by an adult" means within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a child's parent or guardian or another person 21 years of age or older.
Antique Snowmobile. "Antique Snowmobile" means a snowmobile more than 25 years old that is registered as an antique snowmobile under section 13104, subsection 5.
Cowling. "Cowling" means the forward or rear portion of a snowmobile, usually of fiberglass or similar material, surrounding the motor and clutch assembly.
Operate. "To operate," in all its moods and tenses, means: When it refers to a snowmobile, to use a snowmobile in any manner within the jurisdiction of the State, whether or not the vehicle is under way.
Owner. "Owner" means: For the purpose of registration of a snowmobile, a person holding title to a snowmobile or having exclusive right to the use of a snowmobile for a period greater than 30 days.
Private Way. As defined by Title 23 §1903-10-A
“Private Way” means a private road, driveway, or public easement. “Public easement” means an easement held by a municipality for purposes of public access to land or water not otherwise connected to a public way, and includes all rights enjoyed by the public with respect to private ways dedicated to the public.
Protective headgear. "Protective headgear" means a helmet that conforms with minimum standards of construction and performance as prescribed by the American National Standards Institute specification Z90.1 or by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard No. 218.
Public Way. As defined by Title 23 §1903-11
“Public Way” means any road capable of carrying motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, any state highway, municipal road, county road, unincorporated territory road, or other road dedicated to the public.
Snowmobile. "Snowmobile" means a vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is primarily designed to travel over ice or snow and is supported in part by skis, belts, or cleats.
Remember - the secret to safe, enjoyable snowmobiling is common sense.
Unless a different meaning is plainly required for the purposes of this subchapter, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings.
- I will always operate at a reasonable and prudent speed for trail conditions;
- I will always drive to the right side of the trail and park to the right in single file or stop off the edge of the groomed surface;
- I will not pass unless recognized and motioned to pass by the snowmobile operator ahead;
- I will respect the trail groomer operator and leave the trail in the same condition I found it;
- I will not drink and drive;
- I will not ride on plowed roads except at legal crossings.
We are pleased to bring you the Maine State Snowmobile Laws. Here, we hope you will find all of the information that you will need to make your journey to Maine this winter season an enjoyable one. Please look over the laws carefully, and make sure you adhere to the safty tips, they will make your trip memorable either way.
- Cowling. "Cowling" means the forward or rear portion of the vehicle, usually of fiberglass or similar material, surrounding the motor and clutch assembly.
- Dwelling. "Dwelling" means any building used as a permanent residence or place of domicile.
- Operate. "To Operate" in all its moods and tenses, when it refers to a snowmobile, means to use a snowmobile in any manner within the jurisdiction of the State, whether or not the vehicle is under way.
- Owner. "Owner" for the purposes of registration, means any person holding title to a snowmobile or having exclusive right to the use of a snowmobile for a period greater than 30 days.
- Snowmobile. "Snowmobile" means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is primarily designed to travel over ice or snow supported in part by skis, belts or cleats.
RON LOVAGLIO, COMMISSIONER
E. SHIPPEN BRIGHT, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
Bureau of Parks and Recreation
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
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Welcome to Northern Maine, the best snowmobile trail riding experience in the eastern U.S. Some trails in Aroostook are converted railroad beds, while others may traverse a power line up and over large rolling hills that capture the picturesque beauty of the landscape. Summer roads, abandoned logging roads and other club trails lead the snowmobiler to spectacular sites of snow-laden spruce maple and birch forests. You can snowmobile over the crest of a hill and look out at the variety of terrain "The County" has to offer.
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