If a person could register a UTV as a mini-truck in Louisiana, they would be limited to roads at 55 miles per hour or less and would not be allowed on highways, controlled-access highways, multi-lane shared highways, or other roads where minitrucks are prohibited by local jurisdictions. Mini-trucks in Louisiana must be registered as off-road vehicles and are not allowed to operate in other states. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana. (WAFB) – The Central Police has issued a warning to its residents after receiving multiple complaints about children and adults illegally riding ATVs on public roads. Whether your UTV is legal on the road or not, if you plan to drive as an off-road vehicle in Louisiana (in ORV areas, public property, etc.), you`ll need to get an SUV registration in Louisiana and display the appropriate sticker on your UTV. Registrations can only be obtained by visiting a physical location in Louisiana OMV (DMV). See Locations D. Any off-road vehicle traveling on a municipal highway or highway must be registered as an off-road vehicle with the State of Louisiana through the Office of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and have a sticker issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. G. (1) No person shall be a passenger on the open loading area of an off-highway vehicle while travelling on a parish or municipal road.

The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply in emergency situations. 2. An off-highway vehicle may cross a road, highway, roadway or shared road with a speed limit greater than thirty-five miles per hour at an intersection. Imagine driving in Kisatchie, Zona or High Lifter without needing a truck and trailer to get there. With a street-approved UTV, you can do all this and more. Head to Arkansas to drive in the Ozarks, or just drive to work and turn your eyes around the parking lot. Speaking of work, our team of experts can register your UTV on your behalf while you do something much more fun than OMV paperwork. Which is basically everything. In Louisiana, all SUVs must be registered with the state, with the exception of farm equipment, and ATVs and ROVs remain illegal on public roads and highways. In fact, a person may be charged with improper supervision of a minor by a parent or legal guardian who has custody and control of the minor for permitting the minor without a licence to drive motor vehicles on a highway, resulting in grievous bodily harm or death to another person (La.

Rev. Stat. § 14:92.2). H. Nothing in this section prevents municipal governments from prohibiting the operation of an off-highway vehicle on a municipal road or a municipal road under their jurisdiction if the parish or municipal administration determines that the prohibition is necessary for the safety of motor vehicles. C. An off-highway vehicle travelling on any road or highway shall be equipped with the minimum equipment appropriate to the safety of the motor vehicle, including headlamps, front and rear turn signals, rear lamps, stop lamps, retro-reflectors, retro-reflectors, including a reflex reflector on each side as far as possible towards the rear and a red reflector at the rear of the vehicle; an exterior rear-view mirror on the driver`s side of the vehicle and either an exterior rear-view mirror on the passenger side of the vehicle or an interior rear-view mirror, a parking brake, a suitable windscreen, windscreen wiper, speedometer, odometer, brake for each wheel, seat belt attached to each intended seating position and vehicle identification or serial number. B. Notwithstanding the provisions of the R.S. 32:299 prohibits the operation of an off-highway vehicle on public highways in that state, except in the following cases: (1) An off-highway vehicle may be operated only on a municipal road designated by a municipality or on a municipal road designated by a municipality for use by an off-highway vehicle. When designating that an all-terrain vehicle may operate on a designated road or highway, the appropriate government agency must post appropriate signage indicating that the operation is authorized. Stay on off-road terrain.

These vehicles are not designed to operate on paved roads and normal highways. In fact, ATV riding on paved roads is illegal in many states (see La. Rev. Stat. §32:299). It is important to stay off-road to avoid collisions with cars and trucks. If your UTV is street legal with an out-of-state registration, or if you are not a Louisiana resident, you will still need a Louisiana SUV registration unless you have a valid registration from another state. We learned this by calling Louisiana OMV because we couldn`t find any laws or official documents regarding non-resident ORVs in Louisiana. We`ve been told that Louisiana recognizes all ORV registrations out of state, but as a safety precaution, we encourage you to call OMV (and/or the OHV area you plan to visit) ahead of time and ask if your state`s OHV registration would be recognized. UTVs that are not registered as roadside approval must have the following equipment to drive on public roads in Louisiana: I. The Ministry of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services, shall make rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, under the supervision of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation, Highways and Public Works to the extent necessary for the implementation of the provisions of this section. The regulation will come into force no later than January 15, 2016.

ATVs are inherently dangerous, so liability insurance is important in case you or someone else is injured by your ATV. If an accident occurs on private land, you may be able to recover based on the property owner`s insurance policy. Depending on the terms and limits of the policy, the insurance company may pay for bodily injury or property damage that occurs to the insured property through the policy`s personal liability coverage. Wear safety equipment. Always wear a helmet when riding an ATV. You should also wear goggles, gloves, long sleeves and appropriate footwear to protect yourself from small branches and stones. While it may be common to drive these vehicles without wearing proper protective equipment, that doesn`t mean you should. Here are some of the most common injuries caused by ATV accidents: I`m sure we`ve all seen someone carelessly drive an SUV down the road and think about how dangerous these vehicles can be. This is especially true when we see children driving or using these machines. ATVs have become very popular with nearly 8 million of them today.

But with their growing popularity, a record number of drivers are also arriving at the emergency room or have died. Low-speed vehicles must have a maximum speed between 20 and 25 mph Louisiana does not require ORVs to have special equipment to work off-road. To be sure, we contacted Louisiana OMV and an agent confirmed that there are no national equipment requirements for OHV zones. Chief Corcoran said one of the problems is that many people drive them to times when people can`t see them. According to Chief Roger Corcoran, this is becoming too dangerous and too commonplace. Help us improve this section! If you know of any official resources on these topics, please contact us so we can improve this guide for others. Fortunately, many injuries from ATV accidents seen by the emergency room are treated and eliminated. However, more serious injuries may require strict medical care. The CSPC reported that these injuries most commonly affect the head and neck (29%), arm (29%), trunk (22%) and leg (21%). Before driving on public roads, UTVs and other off-road vehicles must be registered with the State of Louisiana as off-road vehicles. This record is discussed in the previous section on PHEV areas. “Parents can get a ticket.

They can be paid to be allowed to drive them on the road because it`s state law,” Corcoran said. Louisiana Law 32:1252 states that off-road vehicles, a broad category that includes both ATVs and UTVs, “cannot obtain a registration certificate and license to operate on public roads in this state because the vehicle does not meet the safety requirements prescribed by RS at the time of manufacture. 32: 1301 to 1310,” which are Louisiana`s requirements for motor vehicle inspection. They hope people will stop this before someone else gets hurt. Louisiana defines a mini-truck as a “small truck … with a maximum speed of 65 mph, equipped with a cargo area or compartment for transport and an enclosed cabin for passengers. UTVs with roll bars instead of all-metal housings are unlikely to meet the latter requirement. Do not allow children to drive or ride adult ATVs. Children under the age of 16 should refrain from driving or operating adult ATVs as they do not have the necessary physical or cognitive abilities to maneuver the vehicle.