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Persons operating a snowmobile along a roadway must follow these rules.

  • You may ride in the bottom or outside slope of a state or county road’s right-of-way (ditch):
    • In either direction during daylight hours if you follow any other restrictions that may apply
    • In the same direction as the vehicles in the lane closest to you from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise
  • You may NOT ride:
    • On the inside slope, shoulder, or roadway of a state or county road
    • On the right-of-way of an interstate highway
    • On the median of any divided highway
    • On the right-of-way between opposing lanes of traffic
    • On county, state, or grant-in-aid roads except under special circumstances
    • Against the flow of traffic within a public road’s right-of-way from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise
Right of way example
Riding in the bottom or outside slope of a state or county road’s right-of-way (ditch) is legal. Riding on the inside slope, shoulder, or roadway is illegal.