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  • All ATVs are required to be registered and numbered, except for ATVs used for agricultural purposes or used only on the owner’s private property.
  • Registration is to be renewed once every year.
  • No one under 10 can operate an ATV on roads designated as Off-Highway Vehicle routes, unless they are licensed or under the supervision of a person with a driver’s license.
  • ATVs may not be used on paved roads or highways, except to cross these roads or for agricultural purposes.
  • No ATV shall be operated on public lands without a lighted headlight and taillight between sunset and sunrise.
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 125
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is providing the abovementioned information on state laws for your convenience. CPSC is expressing no opinion on any of these various requirements. To ensure full compliance with the laws in your state, CPSC recommends that ATV owners and riders check with their state government or legislative officials for a detailed list of off-road vehicle laws and regulations."

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