02 NCAC 60B .1027          MOTORIZED VEHICLES

(a)  A person shall not drive a motorized vehicle in a State Forest, State recreational forest, or Educational State Forest within or, upon a safety zone, hiking trail, bridle trail, multi-use trail, fire trail, service road, or any part of the forest not designated for such purposes, except by permit.

(b)  Motor bikes, mini-bikes, all terrain vehicles, and any other unlicensed motor vehicle are prohibited within the forest except by permit.

(c)  A person shall not park a motorized vehicle in a manner that blocks forest roads or gates.

(d)  Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on graveled forest roads is 20 miles per hour, and on dirt roads is 10 miles per hour.

(e)  Vehicles exempt from this Rule are: Department vehicles, authorized vendors, vehicles used in conjunction with forest and emergency operations, and vehicles of employees and resident family members.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-870; 106-877; 106-887;

Eff. November 1, 2009;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .1254 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.