ROV Safety Rules
  1. Always fasten your seat belt, wear a helmet and other protective gear and keep all parts of your body inside the ROV.

  2. Avoid paved surfaces. ROVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

  3. Drive only in designated areas, at a safe speed, and use care when turning and crossing slopes.

  4. Never drive or ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  5. Never drive an ROV unless you’re 16 or older and have a valid driver’s license. ROVs are not toys.

  6. Never carry more passengers than the ROV is designed for, and never allow a passenger who is too small to sit in a passenger seat to ride in the ROV.

  7. Read and follow the operator’s manual and warning labels.

  8. Take a hands-on ROV Basic DriverCourseSM and the free online E-Course. Visit rohva.org or call 866.267.2751

What is an ROV?

Fun, functional and definitely versatile, ROVs, or recreational off-highway vehicles, are a new breed of machine, attracting the attention of outdoor enthusiasts in ever-increasing numbers. When adventure calls, ROVs have what it takes, whether it’s transporting gear to a favorite campsite or simply exploring the great outdoors. Intended primarily for recreational use, ROVs also have carved a niche in the workplace, including farming, construction, and just about anywhere there’s a job to be done.

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ROVs vs. ATVs

Not all off-road vehicles are the same. And all too often, the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is confused with the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV). But there are actually some very significant differences between the two, even if both types of off-roaders are four- wheeled and used for similar types of recreation.

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