Law & Order

West Virginia Bill to Open Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area to Off-Road Vehicles Signed Into Law

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

SEMA-supported legislation to allow off-road vehicles to operate on trails included in the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area was signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. These trails are currently restricted to ATVs, dune buggy-type vehicles and motorcycles. In West Virginia, "off-road vehicles" are defined as motor vehicles that do not have low-pressure tires and which are constructed, manufactured or modified for off-road driving. Under the new law, licensed off-road vehicle operators will be required to be in possession of their registration and a valid driver’s license. 

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