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  • All riders (operators and passengers) on three-wheeled ATVs in designated state park riding areas must wear helmets and eye protection at all times.
  • Four-wheeled ATVs are prohibited in state parks.
  • ATV use on highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads.
  • All ATVs must be titled with the owner receiving one identification device that shall be placed on the ATV.
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): 358
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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