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Pennsylvania

State Laws
  • No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
  • All ATVs must be titled and registered, with the owner receiving one numbered plate.
  • Registration is to be renewed once every two years.
  • No one under age 8 shall operate an ATV on state-owned land.
  • No one between 8 and 15 may operate an ATV unless on a parent’s land or in possession of a safety training certificate.
  • No one under 16 may cross a highway or operate an ATV on designated roads unless in possession of a safety certificate and with an adult 18 or older.
  • ATV use on any street or highway is prohibited, except to cross and except for roads designated as ATV roads.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: State Police. View their Web Site: www.psp.state.pa.us
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
571
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 459
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
112
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16
111

"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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