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Riding Safely: Education Requirements

  • Anyone younger than 18 years must be certified by a state-approved safety education course.
  • A person under 18 years of age who is currently enrolled in such a course may operate an ATV under the direct supervision of a certified ATV instructor.

Understanding Age Requirements

If you are less than 12 years of age, you may operate an ATV only if you:

  • Are on land owned by your parents, family, or guardian or…
  • Have written permission of the landowner or lessee or…
  • Are directly supervised by a person at least 18 years of age.

If you are 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, you may operate an ATV only if you:

  • Are on land owned by you, your parents, or your guardian or…
  • Are under the direct supervision of an instructor while taking a state-approved safety education course or…
  • Have been certified in a state-approved safety education course.
Parent instructing child how to operate an ATV