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Tennessee ATV Law


Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-8-185. Off-highway motor vehicles.
Off-highway motor vehicles may be operated or driven upon a highway but only on a two-lane highway, and only to cross the highway. ATVs must have tail lamps and headlights. Headlights on the vehicles must, under normal atmospheric conditions and on a level road, produce a driving light sufficient to render clearly discernible a person two hundred feet (200') ahead. ATV operation is specifically restricted to only between one-half ( ½ ) hour after sunrise and one-half ( ½ ) hour before sunset, and the headlight and taillight msut be illuminated Operators and all passengers must wear a helmet while driving a street, road or highway; No all-terrain vehicles may be operated on any state highway or any highway that is a part of the interstate and defense highway system. ATVs used for agricultural purposes exempt.

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