Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 8. Off-Highway Vehicles

Off-Highway Crossings Of Public Roads -- Use Of Certain Forest Development Roads

23-2-821. Off-highway crossings of public roads -- use of certain forest development roads. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), an off-highway vehicle may make a direct crossing of a public road when the crossing is necessary to get to another authorized area of operation. The crossing must be made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of traffic at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing. The off-highway vehicle must make a complete stop before entering upon any part of the traffic way, and the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic.

(2) An off-highway vehicle may not be operated on or across an interstate highway as defined in 60-1-103.

(3) An off-highway vehicle may be operated on or across a forest development road in this state, as defined in 61-8-110, if the road has been designated and approved for off-highway vehicle use by the United States forest service.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 578, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 95, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 299, L. 2019.