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As defined in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivation shall have the meaning given herein.
1. “Off-highway vehicle” as set forth in 220.127.116.11(3) C.R.S. shall mean any self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes “Off-highway vehicle” shall not include the following:
(a) vehicles designed and used primarily for travel on, over, or in the water;
(c) military vehicles;
(d) golf carts;
(e) vehicles designed to and used to carry disabled persons;
(f) vehicles designed and used specifically for agricultural, logging, or mining purposes;
(g) vehicles registered pursuant to article 3 of title 42 C.R.S.,
(h) low speed electric vehicles 42-1-102(48.6),
(i) toy vehicles as defined in C.R.S. 42-4-103.5 (a)(b)(c), or
(j) kit vehicles as defined in C.R.S. 42-1-102(45.5)
In accordance with C.R.S. §33-14.5-108(1), all Town streets, roads or alleys, or trails except any road or roadway that is part of the state highway system (Main Street/Highway 64) within the Town, are hereby designated as off-highway vehicle routes.
1. The operator of an off-highway vehicle involved in an accident within the Town limits resulting in property damage, injuries or death, or some person acting for the operator, or the owner of the off-highway vehicle having knowledge of the accident shall immediately, by the quickest available means of communication, notify the office of the Town police department. If an accident occurs outside of the Town limits, the operator or some person acting for the operator shall immediately notify the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.
2. The Town Police Department upon receiving a report of accident under this section shall forward a copy thereof to the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
3. Within forty-eight (48) hours after an accident involving an off-highway vehicle, the accident shall be reported to the Denver office of the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The report shall be made on forms furnished by such Division and shall be made by the owner or operator of the vehicle or someone acting for the owner or operator.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, nothing in this chapter shall be construed as an assumption of any duty of care by the Town with respect to, or the assumption of any liability by the Town for any injuries to persons or property which may result from the operation of an off-highway vehicle on the roads, roadways, or alleys within the Town limits.