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For easier reading, we may use ATV to refer to All-Terrain Vehicles.

An ATV and rider
  • Generally, an ATV is a type of off-highway vehicle with low-pressure, knobby tires designed for riding on unpaved surfaces. ATVs typically have three or four wheels.
  • According to Pennsylvania law, an ATV is a motorized off-highway vehicle which travels on three or more inflatable tires. It includes either of the following vehicles.
    • Class I ATV has a maximum width of 50 inches and a maximum dry weight of 1,000 pounds.
    • Class II ATV has a width that exceeds 50 inches or a dry weight that exceeds 1,000 pounds.