Citations Affected: IC 14-8-2-222.5; IC 14-16-1.
Synopsis: Minors on off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. Makes it a
Class C infraction for an individual who is less than 18 years of age to
operate or ride an off-road vehicle or snowmobile on a public highway
unless the individual is wearing a helmet. Makes a correction to a
definition concerning off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
natural and cultural resources.
to the traveled part of the public highway, except a limited access
highway, if there is sufficient width to operate at a reasonable
distance off and away from the traveled part and in a manner so
as not to endanger life or property.
(2) The operator of a vehicle may cross a public highway, other than a limited access highway, at right angles for the purpose of getting from one (1) area to another when the operation can be done in safety. The operator shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop before proceeding across a public highway and shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic.
(3) Notwithstanding this section, a vehicle may be operated on a highway in a county road system outside the corporate limits of a city or town if the highway is designated for this purpose by the county highway department having jurisdiction.
(4) A law enforcement officer of a city, town, or county or the state may authorize use of a vehicle on the public highways, streets, and rights-of-way within the officer's jurisdiction during emergencies when conventional motor vehicles cannot be used for transportation due to snow or other extreme highway conditions.
(5) A vehicle may be operated on a street or highway for a special event of limited duration conducted according to a prearranged schedule only under permit from the governmental unit having jurisdiction. The event may be conducted on the frozen surface of public waters only under permit from the department.
(b) An individual less than fourteen (14) years of age may not
operate a vehicle without immediate supervision of an individual at
least eighteen (18) years of age, except on land owned or under the
control of the individual or the individual's parent or legal guardian.
(c) (b) An individual may not operate a vehicle on a public highway
without a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
(d) (c) A vehicle may not be used to hunt, pursue, worry, or kill a
wild bird or a domestic or wild animal.
Department of Transportation under 49 CFR 571.218 in effect
October 1, 2003; when:
(1) operating; or
a vehicle on a public highway.