With so many great areas to go ATV camping, one must make sure they are in compliance with the local ATV laws and regulations. It is the responsibility of each and every owner/operator of an ATV to understand and comply with State Laws and Regulations pertaining to the use and operation of ATVs and UTVs.
Being in compliance helps ensure that we all can continue to ride and have fun with our ATVs. Non-compliant operation of an ATV or UTV hurts everyone, gives the sport a bad name and justifies the shutting down of areas to off road use. Encourage others to be in compliance and practice riding responsibly.
Many states now require that ATVs be registered and helmets to be worn when operating an ATV, some states require ATV insurance. One regulation that is being adopted by more states is any rider under the age of 16 must pass a state approved ATV safety course and carry a card stating their completion.
Many states require a fee to register an ATV or UTV. These fees help pay for the enforcement of off road vehicle use and to help maintain trails. A portion of these fees may also go to the education and promotion of ATV safety. The registration process also enables law enforcement to track stole vehicles and return them to their owners.
Each state has created these ATV laws and regulations in order to regulate ATV use and promote ATV safety. Make sure you read and understand these ATV regulations because they differ from state to state. By complying with the requirements helps protect our right to ride and promotes ATV use on public lands.
Click Here to find a table of all the states in the union and click on your state to see the current requirements. Operate your ATV in compliance, utilize proper trail etiquette and encourage others to do the same. Properly Equip Your ATV and enjoy the sport and ATV camping for generations to come.