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California ATV Law


Neither a parent or guardian of a child who is under 14 years of age, nor an adult who is authorized by the parent or guardian to supervise that child, may grant permission to or knowingly allow that child to operate an off-highway motor vehicle who cannot reach any of the controls of the vehicle.
Cal. Veh. Code Ann. § 38304.1

No person may drive an off-highway motor vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of other persons or property.
Cal. Veh. Code Ann. § 38305

No person may operate, nor may an owner permit the operation of, an off-highway motor vehicle in a manner likely to cause malicious or unnecessary damage to the land, wildlife, wildlife habitat or vegetative resources.
Cal. Veh. Code Ann. § 38319

At dark and dusk, ATV must be equipped with at least one headlight. Cal. Veh. Code Ann. § 38335. Same with red headlamps. Cal. Veh. Code Ann.

An ATV must be equipped with a working spark arrestor. Cal. Veh. Code Ann.

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