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A person under 8 years of age may not operate an ATV on state-owned land.

A person 8 to 15 years of age may operate an ATV in Pennsylvania only if he or she:

  • Is under the direct supervision of a safety instructor during a certified safety training course or …
  • Is operating on land that is owned or leased by his or her parent or guardian or …
  • Has completed an approved safety education course and has a safety education certificate issued by the DCNR or …
  • Has a DCNR–approved safety education certificate from another state or a Canadian province.

A person under 16 years of age:

  • May not operate an ATV on joint-use state or local highways, roads, or streets.
  • May not operate an ATV on joint-use state park or state forest roads or drive an ATV across a highway or any street connected to a highway unless he or she:
    • Has a DCNR–approved safety education certificate and …
    • Is under the direct supervision of a person 18 years of age or older.

The owner of an ATV may not allow a person under 16 years of age to operate the vehicle unless the person under 16 years of age meets the above requirements.