CPD Launches its 2018 ATV Enforcement Efforts
Local ATV Trails Open May 23
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase announced this week that the Claremont Police Department has launched its 2018 ATV enforcement efforts. Specially-trained officers will be performing safety checks and enforcing speed limits, registration laws, and other violations of the NH OHRV Statutes. The patrols will take place on a regular basis until late autumn.
Chase reminded users that all local ATV trails will be opening up on May 23rd.
This enforcement program is funded through a grant from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “The goal of the Claremont Police Department’s program is to reduce the number of OHRV accidents and create an atmosphere that is more attractive to families who wish to utilize Claremont’s recreational trails for hiking, bicycling, fishing, or ATV-riding,” said Chase.
Local OHRV riders are reminded of a number of key New Hampshire statutes:
• The Sugar River Trail has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour.
• The trail from Monadnock Park to the trail head on Washington Street by Old Newport Road is currently closed to motorized wheeled vehicles except for authorized emergency vehicles.
• OHRV’s must be registered annually.
• Trailbikes and OHRV’s cannot emit noise levels that exceed 96 decibels.
• Removing, destroying, defacing, or obstructing signs and markers on trails is a misdemeanor.
Persons with questions regarding OHRV use in the City of Claremont are encouraged to contact police headquarters at 542-9538 or visit the Sullivan County ATV club’s web site at www.sullivancountyatv.org or the NH Department of Fish and Game at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/.