The Withlacoochee thread brought up some safety gear conversations and now I have some questions. While off-roading, if a Park Ranger pulls a driver over, are there things they look for? While not all inclusive, the "Big 3" are the main reasons I can think of for getting stopped while off-roading:
- Operating at an unsafe speed
- Operating under the influence
- Operating in an area off limits to motor vehicles
What about other things such as seat belts? Are seat belts required while operating off road? Is there a required minimum amount of safety equipment that they can check for? I consulted Dr Google and found this website:
This web page mainly addresses the operation of motorcycles and 4 wheelers while under the age of 16 on public land. Near the bottom, there is a list of suggestions that I think encompasses some good ideas.