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David Chester, New Mexico's off-highway vehilce program manager, used this presentation to discuss New Mexico's OHV program at CPSC's ATV Safety Summit on Oct. 11, 2012. Comprehensive ATV Legislation: The New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act of 2006 is a comprehensive and uniform set of standards for the registration, permitting and safe operation of ATVs and other off-road vehicles, and for the certification of OHV safety training organizations, instructors and guides, and matters related to off-highway vehicle recreation on public lands. The standards focus on protecting the safety of ATV and other off-highway vehicle users, and ensuring responsible and sensitive use on public lands. The Act synthesizes years of lessons learned and experience from health care professionals, land management agencies, private land owners, and practical guidelines provided by industry leaders. Serving the last three years as New Mexico’s OHV Program Manager, I have shared New Mexico’s OHV Act with other state’s who are forming standards for off-road recreation. As the legislative chairman of the International OHV Administrators Association, I have compiled a database of other state’s OHV legislation for the use by other program managers and to stay current on legislative trends across North America. Serving 21 years in law enforcement prior to becoming the state off-highway vehicle manager sealed my interest in working with laws that can affect public health and safety.