Off-road vehicles banned from Overnight Highway Closures
The Bureau of Land Management has made changes to its off-road vehicle ban to allow the use of the Miata for recreational use.
The rule change was announced Thursday.
The restriction would allow a registered owner to operate an off-roader in the State of Oregon’s State Highway System during a highway closure.
The agency has also added a rule to the off-ramp rule that prohibits a motorist from operating on a highway while being transported on an offroad vehicle.
The new rule does not apply to recreational vehicles.
The change in rule-making will be made effective March 1.
The agency is recommending that operators of off-highway vehicles take additional safety precautions to prevent them from being used by other motorcyclists.
The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin implementing the changes at 10 a.m. on March 1 and the rule will be in effect for one year.