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84.924 Rulemaking; accident report.

Subdivision 1. Commissioner of natural resources. With a view of achieving proper use of all-terrain vehicles consistent with protection of the environment, the commissioner of natural resources shall adopt rules under chapter 14 relating to:

(1) registration of all-terrain vehicles and display of registration numbers;

(2) use of all-terrain vehicles insofar as game and fish resources are affected;

(3) use of all-terrain vehicles on public lands and waters;

(4) uniform signs to be used by the state, counties, and cities necessary or desirable to control, direct, or regulate the operation and use of all-terrain vehicles; and

(5) specifications relating to all-terrain vehicle mufflers.

Subd. 2. Commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety may adopt rules under chapter 14 regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles on streets and highways.

Subd. 3. Accident report; requirement and form. The operator and an officer investigating an accident of an all-terrain vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury requiring medical attention or hospitalization to or death of a person or total damage to an extent of $500 or more shall within ten business days forward a written report of the accident to the commissioner of natural resources on a form prescribed by either the commissioner of natural resources or by the commissioner of public safety. If the operator is killed or is unable to file a report due to incapacitation, any peace officer investigating the accident shall file the accident report within ten business days. Periodically, the commissioner of natural resources must transmit a summary of the accident reports to the commissioner of public safety.

HIST: 1986 c 452 s 10; 1989 c 331 s 13; 1993 c 184 s 3,4; 1994 c 615 s 4