The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Ride off-road vehicles safely, legally this summer


June 16, 2016

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles ride along a trail in the Northwoods. Officials are asking riders to be safe, obey the law and respect local property owner's rights.

With summer officially about to begin, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and local law enforcement departments want to remind off-road vehicle riders to follow off-road-vehicle safety rules and land-use regulations, riding only where ORVs legally are permitted.

"To ensure everyone's safety and the protection of our natural resources, ORV riders are cautioned to only ride their machines where it's legal to operate them," said Cpl. John Morey, DNR ORV and snowmobile coordinator. "

Gogebic County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brandon Lyons said riders need to slow do...

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