Author Topic: Registration deadline nears for off-highway vehicles in Nevada  (Read 613 times)

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In less than a week, all off-highway vehicles in Nevada are required to be registered under a new state program, but owners of only a fraction of the thousands of all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and Jeeps zipping across the landscape have done so.

As of mid-June, 12,335 off-highway vehicles were registered with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. That’s less than 1 percent of the estimated 260,000 believed to exist in the state, and that’s a conservative estimate, said Paul Jackson, chairman of the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles.

“We are expecting the floodgates to open,” Jackson said of anticipated registration activity after the July 1 deadline arrives and the possibility of citations issued to violators comes with it.

The registration program, enacted by the 2009 Legislature, was designed to end Nevada’s status as the only western state that did not register off-highway vehicles, or OHVs.

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