Wisconsin ATV Law
Wis. Stat. §23.33
- Children under 12 must wear a helmet at all times except if the ATV is operated for agricultural purposes or on family's land.
- Children between age 12 and 18 must wear a helmet, unless hunting or fishing, operating for agricultural purposes, or on their family's land.
- All ATVs are required to be registered. There are two types of registration: (1) public land use, which is renewed every two years or (2) private land use, which lasts for the lifetime of the vehicle. Wis. Stat. §23.33
- No one under 12 may operate an ATV unless operating on their family's land, operating for agricultural purposes and under direct supervision of a person over age 18, or unless operating a 4-wheel ATV of 90cc or less on a designated ATV trail and accompanied by a parent.
- No one under 12 may operate an ATV on a roadway.
- Children at least age 12 and born on or after January 1, 1988, must have taken a safety training course, unless operating on family's land.
- ATV use on roads is prohibited, except for agricultural purposes or to cross these roads or a bridge, culvert, or railroad.
- ATVs shall not be operated during hours of darkness without a lighted taillight and headlight.
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