The bill clarifies that a local government does not violate state rules if it imposes the following requirements on a driver of an off-highway vehicle:
- Require seat belts if the vehicle is designed to use them;
- Require the use of a child restraint system if the vehicle was designed for it;
- Require the use of eye protection for all occupants;
- Require the use of a helmet for occupants under the age of 18; or
- Limit the number of occupants to the number that the off-highway vehicle was designed by the manufacturer to hold or to 2 for all-terrain vehicles.
This applies when a person is driving an off-highway vehicle only on a road that has been opened to off-highway vehicle use by the local government or when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts. A local government may require a driver's license or liability insurance when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)