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What are Off-Highway vehicles? (OHVs)
OHVs are motor vehicles which are exempt from registration, and operated exclusively off public roads and highways (excludes: fire trails, logging or service roads regardless of surface material, and roughly-graded trails). OHVs include, but are not limited to, motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, trail bikes, dune/sand buggies, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), jeeps, and snowmobiles. A vehicle must be identified as an OHV, unless it is registered for on-highway use, or is exempt from identification (ID) (California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§38006, 38010, 38012, and 38013).
OHVs are vehicles such as racing motorcycles, trail bikes, mini bikes, dune buggies, all–terrain vehicles, jeeps, and snowmobiles. These vehicles are operated exclusively off public roads and highways on lands that are open and accessible to the public. They do not require regular registration, but must display an identification plate or device issued by DMV.
It is not necessary to register a vehicle for both on–highway and off–highway use. Valid on–highway registration allows the vehicle to be operated on and off the highway. Vehicles registered for on–highway use only may be subject to a "use fee" if operated in OHV parks.
Do I Need an ID Plate?
OHVs display a DMV-issued ID plate. A new ID plate is issued every two years upon renewal of registration.
Most off-road vehicles are built for adventure — whether you’re enjoying the trail on a snowmobile or hitting the apex on your dirt bike. But some “off-road” activities are a little more relaxed. Your golf cart, for instance, may never exceed 15 miles per hour.
Whatever your off-road style, Auto International Insurance offers specialized insurance for your vehicle. Covered vehicles include:
3-wheel, 4-wheel and 6-wheel ATVs
Extra coverage for extra protection
You can also tailor each policy to your off-road needs with:
Increased liability limits
Coverage for towable trailers and sleds
Transport trailer coverage
If you need further assistance and/or if you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us:
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Bakersfield, CA 93305
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Delano, CA 932151
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Perris, CA 92570
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Perris, CA 92571
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Wasco, CA 93280