The Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws
The Official Off-roading Handbook of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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Note to Parents: Is Your Child Ready to Ride an ORV?
If your child meets the age requirement, 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 ORV and reach the controls easily?
- Motor Skills: Is your child's coordination adequate for the challenge of riding an ORV?
- 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 ORV, make good decisions to avoid accidents, and operate the ORV responsibly?