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Arizona ATV Law


No person may operate an ATV with reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property, or off of an existing road, trail or route in a manner that causes damage to wildlife habitat, riparian areas, cultural or natural resources or property or improvements.

A person may drive an off-highway vehicle only on roads, trails, routes or areas that are opened as indicated in rules or regulations of a federal agency, this state, a county or a municipality.

A person may not operate an off-highway vehicle in a manner that damages the environment, including excessive pollution of air, water or land, abuse of the watershed or cultural or natural resources or impairment of plant or animal life, where it is prohibited by rule, regulation, ordinance or code.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 28-1174(A)-(H) (2016)

Necessary equipment: brakes adequate to control the movement of the vehicle and to stop and hold the vehicle under normal operating conditions, taillights and headlights if operated between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, a muffler or other device that prevents sound above 96 decibels, a spark arrestor approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a safety flag if operated on sand dunes or areas designated by managing agency.

A person who is under eighteen years of age may not operate or ride on an off-highway vehicle on public or state land without protective headgear.

Does not apply to a private landowner or lessee performing normal agricultural or ranching practices while operating an all-terrain vehicle or an off-highway vehicle on the private or leased land in accordance with the landowner's or lessee's lease.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 28-1179(A), (B), (D) (2016)

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