The commissioner shall adopt rules under chapter 14 relating to:
(1) the use of off-road vehicles, in a manner consistent with protection of the environment, on public lands and waters under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of natural resources, including measures to minimize adverse impacts on soils, waters, vegetation, and wildlife;
(2) off-road vehicle equipment and safety standards, in consultation with the commissioner of public safety;
(3) uniform signs to be used by the state, counties, and cities to control, direct, or regulate the operation and use of off-road vehicles; and
(4) maximum off-road vehicle sound levels.
The operator and an officer investigating an accident involving an off-road vehicle and resulting in injury requiring medical attention or hospitalization, death, or total damage of $300 or more shall forward within ten days a written report of the accident to the commissioner of natural resources on a form prescribed by either the commissioner or the commissioner of public safety.