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New Hampshire

State Laws
  • All ATV operators and passengers under 18 must wear a helmet and all operators under 18 must wear eye protection at all times.
  • All ATVs over 95 cc in engine size must be registered, with the owner receiving a license plate for the ATV.
  • Registration is to be renewed once every year.
  • No one under 18 can register an ATV.
  • No one under 18 operating an ATV shall carry passengers at any time.
  • Any person over 12 must have a safety certificate or a motor vehicle license to ride off their own property.
  • Any person under 14 must be supervised by an adult over 18 when off their own property.
  • ATV use on public roads and highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads.
  • No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from hour after sunset to hour before sunrise.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: Department of Resources and Economic Development. View their Web Site:
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 55
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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