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South Dakota

State Laws
  • All ATVs must be titled.
  • ATV use on highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads. Four-wheeled ATVs of 200cc or more may be licensed for highway use if they meet motorcycle equipment requirements, and operator has a valid driver's license.
  • No one under 12 and older may operate an ATV in highway ditches.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: None.
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 56
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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