Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Helmets required at the Oregon Dunes for children in UTVs and Sand Cars

Class II ATV, as defined in ORS 801.193 means any motor vehicle that weighs more than a Class I all-terrain vehicle; Is designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or other natural terrain; and Is actually being operated off a highway or is being operated on a highway for agricultural purposes under ORS 821.191. Most riders refer to a Class II ATV as a Truck or Jeep (SUV), Dune Buggy, Sand Rail, or Side-by-Side UTV vehicles. Side-by-sides are Class II All-Terrain Vehicles because they are either too wide (greater than 50 inches) or too heavy (over 800 pounds) to be classified as Class I All-Terrain Vehicles.

All riders any class ATV under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.  Not only is it the law in Oregon, it is also a good  idea!

My son is wearing a Scorpion VX-9 Series Youth Helmet