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South Carolina

Use Restrictions
  • ATVS are permitted to operate on state park and forest lands only on designated trails. Operation on roadways within state parks and forests is permitted only by street legal vehicles.
  • There are no designated trails in any state parks; therefore ATVs may not be operated in parks. There are 3 OHV trails in the state forest system.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: None.
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Legislation: South Carolina has no laws on regulations pertaining to ATVs with the exception of the use restrictions above

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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 107
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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