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11-25-2009, 08:15 PM
Whats the law for riding on public roads in the snow?

I have heard that depending on the state, you are allowed to ride an atv on public roads if the snow emergency route is in effect.. Apparently the atv has to be equipped with a safety light and a plow.. Can anyone verify this info? Especially in maryland if you know.lol. I did some searching on google and couldnt find anything.
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I doubt it's any different than any other time.

Chances are, an officer may be more likely to look the other way when there are a couple feet of snow covering the road
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I doubt it's any different than any other time.

Chances are, an officer may be more likely to look the other way when there are a couple feet of snow covering the road
I've got to go with CH on this however you only have to go to your local MVD(Motor Vehical Dept.)
But common sence would say in a snow emergancy what ever you got that can get you out of trouble would be OK!
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SNOW! Aint that a 4 letter word? Where are our moderators?
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Haha, i dont know about the snow thing. Usually when theres a good amount of snow on the road and the plows havent came through, i go on the road and rip around, once its plowed though i usually dont because of the grit and chemicals they spread. In in a small community though, people dont care, and when theres snow on the road security isnt patrolling, so its fair game!
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For those of us lucky enough to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, it is by far the best riding! No choking on the dust, no amateurs on the trail, unmatched scenery, a chance to actually use 4 wheel drive, and if you put a set of tracks on you can forget about the trails and just go wherever you want to. Yep, I'll take riding in the snow over riding in the summer every time.

As far as riding on the roads, in Idaho it's legal to ride on them all year long if you get the license and equipment. Snow just makes it funner.
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For those of us lucky enough to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, it is by far the best riding! No choking on the dust, no amateurs on the trail, unmatched scenery, a chance to actually use 4 wheel drive, and if you put a set of tracks on you can forget about the trails and just go wherever you want to. Yep, I'll take riding in the snow over riding in the summer every time.

As far as riding on the roads, in Idaho it's legal to ride on them all year long if you get the license and equipment. Snow just makes it funner.
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Out here in the wild west, we don't need no stinking snow to ride all day every day. Using 4 wheel drive here is manditory not optional! The sites and sounds and smells are breath taking and you don't have to get wet or cold. Oh yah YEAR ROUND BABY!!!!!!!!!
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I agree with you completely BUT
Out here in the wild west, we don't need no stinking snow to ride all day every day. Using 4 wheel drive here is manditory not optional! The sites and sounds and smells are breath taking and you don't have to get wet or cold. Oh yah YEAR ROUND BABY!!!!!!!!!
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I'm really sorry Matt, When winter comes around I just gota spread the word on how darn lucky I am some times. But hey you guy's are the lucky ones because you get to use those plow kits. hehehe
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Around here you should be capable of evading high speed pursuit.... OR ELSE!!!Luckily it only snows once in a blue moon here and we don't need no freakin' handwarmers. Nothing like a stream of snot when you're pushing it pretty good. How long 'till spring anyway?????I'll bet ole desert is warming his bones in the sun right now. LuckyI've got the Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the even greater Atlantic Ocean to the east so I'll continue to endure a couple of cold months ...I guess. Snow is ok but that ice........NASTY.
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The same as the State laws that exist where you are residing. An exception would be in an emergency situation - you'd get stopped but not likel cited - depending on the interpretation of your story by the officer.

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In pa if snow emergency plan is in effect you can ride the roads. In MD it is illegal to ride the roads in any weather condition. Maryland sux
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Where we live in rural PA, we don't have any local police. Our only coverage is by the Staties and they are too busy in the highways when the snow flies. So, once we get a couple of inches on the roads at night we take the quads for a spin. Sometimes we'll have a group of 6 or more quads. It's a blast with no cars on the road.
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For those of us lucky enough to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, it is by far the best riding! No choking on the dust, no amateurs on the trail, unmatched scenery, a chance to actually use 4 wheel drive, and if you put a set of tracks on you can forget about the trails and just go wherever you want to. Yep, I'll take riding in the snow over riding in the summer every time.

As far as riding on the roads, in Idaho it's legal to ride on them all year long if you get the license and equipment. Snow just makes it funner.
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