23. No person shall ride in or on an off-highway vehicle or in or on a sleigh or trailer towed by an off-highway vehicle unless he is wearing footwear and the following equipment:
(1) a regulation protective helmet;
(2) safety glasses if the protective helmet has no visor;
(3) any other equipment prescribed by regulation.
Persons riding in or on such a vehicle, sleigh or trailer must, on the request of a peace officer, allow the peace officer to examine their protective helmet and any other equipment prescribed by regulation.
Subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph does not apply to a passenger in a sleigh or in a trailer with a closed compartment.
1996, c. 60, s. 23; 2009, c. 18, s. 9; 2014, c. 12, s. 15.