The state of New Hampshire is offering free in-person snowmobile safety education classes.
To operate a snowmobile or off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) in New Hampshire, any person age 12 or older must have either a valid motor vehicle driver's license or have successfully completed an approved OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Education class. These classes are taught by instructors and staff trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Those interested in attending should register soon before slots are filled by visiting www.wildlife.nh.gov/highway-recreational-vehicles-ohrv-and-snowmobiles/ohrv-and-snowmobile-safety-education.
OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Education classes can also be conveniently taken online. With recent changes to state laws, all online classes will include a combination of practical OHRV and snowmobile safety, and the rules that apply to all trail riders. The cost for the virtual class is $34.95.
"The online safety courses provide a convenient option for students to obtain their New Hampshire Rider Certificate, at their own pace, while learning key safety information important for riding both OHRVs and snowmobiles," said Captain Michael Eastman, OHRV/Snowmobile Education and Law Enforcement Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "The entire course can be taken on a smartphone, tablet, or computer and offers a fun approach to learning by using live-action video and interactive learning modules."
To register for an online safety class, visit www.offroad-ed.com/newhampshire.
Even after course completion, all youth riders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult over the age of 18 when operating a snowmobile or OHRV, including on property belonging to their parents, grandparents, or guardians.