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Unread 04-28-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Sunny SC
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Default State specific laws on Four Wheelers

Does anyone know how I can find out the legal age, weight etc.. for a child that rides a four wheeler. I would also like to know if they are only supposed to ride them in specific areas, meaning dirt tracks somewhere or can they ride them just anywhere? I'm assuming it's state specific and maybe even town specific but searching on the internet I haven't had luck. Thanks.
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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If your kid is riding off road, on your own land, on your 4-wheeler, at least in South Carolina, I would think it's your business and no one else's - am I missing the point?

Now if the kid goes on someone else's land it would probably be trespassing, and of course they can't ride on a public road. If you have "noise parks" where kids ride dirt bikes, they will have their own rules but this is, I think, up to the track owner.
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Sunny SC
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Thanks but I'm looking for the laws in SC and/or a web site I can reference.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 03:14 AM
 
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Sounds like SC doesn't have their ORV or updated ATV or multi-purpose vehicle statutes available on-line.

In a very general sense, the Feds have recently mandated that the ATV or utility vehicles all be categorized as a new motor vehicle category, separated from motorcycles. The states have been responding with new definitions and statutes to comply with this, and they specify weights, sizes, etc. For example, in Wyoming, we now have to get a motor vehicle title with all new ATV purchases ... and some may qualify for street licensing and insurance requirements. But all get titled, which helps a lot with tracing vehicles and owner responsibility issues in case of accidents.

I'll bet your local DMV will know the relevant statutes and where to get a copy of them, or your local sheriff's dept. They're the folks that have to enforce the laws about the operations of these vehicles ....
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Unread 04-30-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Sunny SC
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ok, thanks. I'll give them a call.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Do you have to have an operators license to ride a 4 wheeler in the State of Indiana?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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By Indiana law, a person must be at least 14 years old to ride an ATV unsupervised.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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You might be a Red Neck if you call an ATV a.....4 wheeler....hahaa

Of subject alittle, but KIDS and ATVs....
I took my kids to the ATV Safety Class, it was free with new ATV purchase.
Class was Excellent, Kids learned a lot.
They explain why it is unsafe to ride double and many other issues ...
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Does anyone know how I can find out the legal age, weight etc.. for a child that rides a four wheeler. I would also like to know if they are only supposed to ride them in specific areas, meaning dirt tracks somewhere or can they ride them just anywhere? I'm assuming it's state specific and maybe even town specific but searching on the internet I haven't had luck. Thanks.
You can certainly try a state web site or your local DMV office, they SHOULD know the rules on ATVs. Sadly, many do not. You might be better off contacting a local ATV club, you may find people that are more knowledgable on the issue, or that can point you to someone that is. This might help: http://www.atvsource.com/clubs/state/south-carolina.htm
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