On June 13, 2022 Governor Reynolds signed into law HF2130.
The impacts of this law are as follows:
By the new State Law any registered (ATV/UTV) vehicle may be operated in all 99 counties of Iowa as long as you obey the following laws:
- Max speed is 35 MPH.
- You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and carry valid proof of insurance.
- You must have operational headlights at all times, tail and brake lights, horn, and rear view mirror.
- A registered (ATV/UTV) vehicle may only be operated on a State (primary) highway that is NOT a divided highway (4 lane) or Interstate road system.
- You can only drive on State two lane highways over the most direct and accessible route to and from an ATV park or trail, to the nearest county road, or an authorized city street or your residence.
- You can cross a State divided highway (4 lane) at an intersection from an authorized road as long as it is not an Interstate highway.
- A registered (ATV/UTV) vehicle may be operated on any County unpaved gravel road.
- You can only drive on County paved highways provided that you take the most direct and accessible route to and from an ATV park or trail, the nearest County gravel road, an authorized City street, or your residence.
- A registered (ATV/UTV) can not drive on any road that is marked under construction, closed, or a detour for normal vehicle traffic.
- The City of Okoboji further provides regulation outlined in the City of Okoboji City Code.