2017 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 29 - Snowmobiles, Motorboats, And Water Sports
§ 3208 Administration and enforcement
§ 3208. Administration and enforcement
(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall administer the provisions of this subchapter, except as otherwise provided, and may adopt rules prescribing forms and procedures for application and registration as necessary to carry its provisions into effect.
(b) The Secretary of Natural Resources shall provide to the Agency of Transportation a list of public lands, public waters and natural areas on or over which a snowmobile may not be operated. The information provided shall be incorporated in the booklet made available pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.
(c) This chapter and rules adopted under this chapter, together with the list provided by the Secretary of Natural Resources, shall be printed in booklet form and made available to the public by the Agency of Transportation.
(d) The provisions of this subchapter and the rules adopted pursuant thereto shall be enforced by law enforcement officers as defined in section 3302 of this title in accordance with the provisions of 4 V.S.A. chapter 29. Testimony of a witness as to the existence of navigation or snowmobile control signs, signals, or markings, shall be prima facie evidence that such control, sign, signal, or marking existed pursuant to a lawful statute, regulation, or ordinance and that the defendant was lawfully required to obey a direction of such device.
(e) Law enforcement officers as defined in section 3302 of this title may conduct safety inspections on snowmobiles stopped for other snowmobile law violations on the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System. Safety inspections may also be conducted in a designated area by law enforcement officials. A designated area shall be warned solely by blue lights either on a stationary snowmobile parked on a trail or on a cruiser parked at a roadside trail crossing. (Added 1983, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1993, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. June 21, 1994; 2003, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2017, No. 71, § 19.)