Frequently Asked Questions

ATV Safety

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, should be used with caution. It is extremely important to wear a helmet and other protective gear when riding an ATV, and to avoid public roads while riding.

Kids under the age of 16 should not ride ATVs without adult supervision, and it’s a good idea to take an ATV safety course before riding. The adult supervising a child who is riding an ATV should also be properly trained in its use. Visit to find a course near you.

Whether you allow your child to operate an ATV depends on the child’s size, age and maturity level. If you feel that your child is ready to operate an ATV, follow the manufacturer’s minimum age recommendation warning label on the ATV. The child must be able to reach the handholds and put his or her feet on the footrests as well.

Additional tips:

Make sure riders stay at a safe speed for the terrain and avoid carrying riders on a single-rider ATV.