SUMMARY OF LAWS PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY
TO PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
1. Operating an ATV while under age. It is unlawful for a person under the age of 10 years to operate an ATV unless they operate on land that is owned by their parent or guardian..
2. Protective headgear. A person under 18 years of age must wear protective headgear when operating or riding on an ATV. "Protective headgear" means helmets which conform with minimum standards of construction and performance as prescribed by the American National Standards Institute specification Z90.0 or by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.218.
3. Training. A person under 16 years of age must have successfully completed Department approved ATV training to operate on land not owned or leased by that person's parent or guardian or on which that person is domiciled.
4. Accompanied by an adult. "Accompanied by an adult" means within visual and voice contact and under the effective control of a parent or guardian, or another person 21 years of age or older.
A person under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult of 21 years of age or older when operating an ATV, except when operating on land that is owned by the parent or guardian of the operator.
A person 12 to 15 years of age, who has successfully completed a Department approved training course, and while accompanied by an adult of 21 years of age or older, may cross a public way, when operating a properly registered ATV the distance necessary, but not more than 300 yards on the extreme right of the traveled way for the purpose of crossing, as directly as possible, a public way, sidewalk or culvert.