|State Laws: |
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. View their Web Site: www.oregonohv.org
- All riders under 18 must wear a helmet with the chin strap fastened, except those operating on their own private property or for agricultural or forestry purposes.
- An operating permit (ATV Sticker) is required for all ATVs used on state designated trails and riding areas.
- The permit is to be renewed once every two years.
- All youth under age 16 operating an ATV on public lands must be supervised by an adult who is at least 18 years old and holds a valid ATV Safety Education Card and can provide immediate assistance and direction to the children.
- All Youth under age 16 on an ATV must meet Rider Fit rules.
- All operators under 12 must be accompanied by someone at least 18 to cross a highway.
- ATV use on highways is prohibited, unless one is crossing these roads, a particular road’s use for ATVs is permitted by the state, or the road is completely covered by snow and has been closed to traffic.
- ATVs shall not be operated without a taillight and lighted headlight during times when limited visibility conditions exist.
Training: Online (required): www.rideatvoregon.org
Training: Hands-on required for youth under 16 starting January 1, 2012. Click here to learn how to enroll in an ATV safety training course near you!
|Year||Mandatory Safety Training Age|
|January 1, 2010||Youth 15 and under and adults supervising youth|
|January 1, 2010||30 and under
|January 1, 2011||40 and under
|January 1, 2012||50 and under
|January 1, 2013||60 and under
|January 1, 2014||All riders must have an ATV safety education card|
Legislation: To view Oregon's state ATV laws, click here