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Virginia

State Laws
  • ATVs over 50 cc's and purchased as new on or after July 1, 2006 required to be titled.
  • All ATV riders must wear helmets.
  • No one under 16 may operate an ATV, except that children between the ages of 12 and 16 may operate ATVs of no more than 90 cc's and children less than age 12 may operate ATVs of no more than 70 cc's.
  • No passengers are permitted on an ATV at any time, except if ATV is designed to be operated with a passenger.
  • ATV use on public highways is prohibited, except to cross these roads, for agricultural purposes, or while in Buchanan County.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs: State Police. View their Web Site: www.vsp.state.va.us
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
226
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 175
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
51
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16
39

"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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