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Rhode Island

State Laws
  • All riders (operator and passengers) are required to wear helmets.
  • All ATVs must be titled and registered. Registration is to be renewed once every year.
  • All operators between 16 and 18 need a license to cross highways.
  • No one under 16 may cross a highway while operating an ATV.
  • No one may operate an ATV on Department of Environmental Management lands.
  • ATV use on streets and highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: Department of Environmental Management. 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): 8
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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