Attention trail managers: New federal rules on mobility devices coming March 15

Beginning March 15, 2011, a new Department of Justice (DOJ) rule takes effect that will require trail managers and other public entities to make reasonable modifications in their policies, practices, or procedures to allow access for other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD) (i.e. anything with a motor that can be driven, regardless of size or horsepower) unless they complete a documented assessment deeming the location unfit for the OPDMD prior to the arrival of an individual requesting its use. Such assessments must be made according to several reasonable DOJ assessment factors. Find more information and a link to a webinar on the new ruling.

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2 Responses to Attention trail managers: New federal rules on mobility devices coming March 15

  1. myron blumenfeld says:

    Does this apply to any size trail ?? any length ??

  2. M. Daley says:

    To date, we’re not even sure. Updates will be added to the American Trails website, http://www.americantrails.org/resources/accessible/power-mobility-questions-answers.html#req, in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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