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State Laws
  • No passengers are allowed on the ATV unless it is designed to carry more than one person.
  • All riders (operator and passengers) must wear a helmet at all times.
  • All ATVs must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, renewing registration once every year.
  • ATV use on highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads.
  • No one under 10 may ride or operate an ATV.
  • Operators between 10 and 15 may ride an ATV if they are on their parentís land and supervised by a parent, or on their parentís land and in possession of a safety training certificate.
  • No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from Ĺ hour after sunset to Ĺ hour before sunrise.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: Local County Sheriff
Training: Click here to learn how to enroll in an ATV safety training course near you!
Legislation: To view New York'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
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 338
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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