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All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Laws

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No ATV shall be operated:
  • On any public highway, or other public property, except as authorized by proper authorities or to the extent necessary to cross a public highway by the most direct route.
  • By any person under the age of 16, except that children between the ages of 12 and 16 may operate ATVs powered by engines of no less than 70 cubic centimeters nor more than 90 cubic centimeters displacement.
  • By any person unless he is wearing a protective helmet of a type approved by the Superintendent of State Police for use by motorcycle operators.
  • On another person’s property without the written consent of the owner of the property or as explicitly authorized by law.
  • With a passenger at any time, unless vehicle is designed and equipped to be operated with more than one rider.

The above does not apply to members of the household or employees of the owner or lessee of private property on which the ATV is operated.