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Kentucky

State Laws
  • All riders (operator and passengers) 16 or over on public property must wear a helmet, except those using the ATV for agricultural or business purposes. All riders (operators and passengers) under age 16 must wear helmets.
  • No one under 12 may operate an ATV over 70 cc in engine size.
  • No one under 16 may operate an ATV over 90 cc in engine size.
  • No one under 16 may operate an ATV without parental supervision.
  • ATV use on public roads or highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads or for agricultural use.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs:  Department of Vehicle Regulation. View their Web Site: Training: Click here to learn how to enroll in an ATV safety training course near you!
Legislation: To view Kentucky's state ATV laws, click here



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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
539
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 419
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
120
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16
89

"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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