The Handbook of Massachusetts Off-Highway Vehicle Laws
The Official Off-roading Handbook of the Massachusetts Environmental Police - Web Version
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Note to Parents: Is Your Child Ready to Ride?
If your child meets the age requirement (see Understanding Operator Requirements) it's your job to assess whether he or she is truly ready to ride.
To make an informed decision, you must consider several factors.
- Physical Development: Can your youngster sit comfortably on the OHV and reach the controls easily?
- Motor Skills: Is your child's coordination adequate for the challenge of riding an OHV?
- Visual Perception: Does your child have good depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to judge distances?
- Social/Emotional Maturity: Will your youngster understand the risks involved in riding an OHV, make good decisions to avoid accidents, and drive responsibly?