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  • Persons under 18 years of age may not operate an OHV while carrying a passenger, even on OHVs designed for 2 or more people.
  • Persons at least 10 years of age but under the age of 18 must be visually supervised at all times by a parent, legal guardian or a person over the age of 18 who has a valid driver's license unless:
    • The operator is at least 13 years of age and possesses a valid motorcycle license and a safety permit; or …
    • The operator is at least 15 years of age and possesses a valid driver's license, instructional permit or provisional license and a safety permit.
  • Persons under the age of 10 may operate an OHV only if the operator is:
    • Visually supervised at all times by a parent, legal guardian or instructor of a safety training course certified by the Department of Game and Fish, and …
    • Operating an all-terrain vehicle or recreational off-highway vehicle that is an age-appropriate size-fit vehicle established by rule of the Department, and …
    • Wearing an approved helmet and safety goggles, and …
    • Carrying a safety education permit.
  • No person under 6 years of age shall operate an ATV on public land.