It's the Law—Definitions
A scale: The physical scale marked “A” graduated in decibels on a sound level meter that meets the requirements of the American National Standards Institute, incorporated, publication S1.4‑1961, general purpose sound level meters.
Dealer: A person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging snowmobiles required to be registered under this chapter and who has an established place of business for that purpose in this state.
Manufacturer: A person engaged in the business of constructing or assembling snowmobiles required to be registered under this chapter and who has an established place of business for that purpose in this state.
Measurable Snow: Snow cover shall be one-tenth of one inch on public land.
Motor Vehicle: A vehicle that is self propelled, which includes: snowmobiles, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors.
Non-ambulatory person: An individual with paralysis of the lower half of the body with the involvement of both legs, usually caused by disease of or injury to the spinal cord, or caused by the loss of both legs or the loss of a part of both legs.
Operate: To ride in or on, other than as a passenger, use or control the operation of a snowmobile in any manner, whether or not the snowmobile is moving.
Public land: Land owned by the federal government, the state, or political subdivisions of the state and land acquired or developed for public recreation pursuant to section 321G.7.
Railroad right-of-way: The full width of property owned, leased or subject to easement for railroad purposes and shall not be limited to those areas on which tracks are located.
Roadway: The portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
Safety certificate: A snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Iowa DNR to a qualified applicant who is 12 years of age or older.
Snowmobile: A motorized vehicle weighing less than one thousand pounds that uses sled-type runners or skis, endless belt-type tread with a width of forty-eight inches or less, or any combination of runners, skis or tread, and is designed for travel on snow or ice. “Snowmobile” does not include an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in section 321I.1 that has been altered or equipped with runners, skis, belt-type tracks, or treads.
Special event: An organized race, exhibition, or demonstration of limited duration that is conducted according to a prearranged schedule and in which general public interest is manifested.
Street or highway: The entire width between property lines of every way or place of whatever nature when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular travel, except in public areas in which the boundary shall be 33 feet each side of the center line of the road way.