Did You Know...
- North Carolina had 46 reported deaths from 2015 to 2017.
- Over 700 people are killed in ATV accidents every year in the US.
- Approximately one-third are under the age of 16.
- Under NC Law:
- A child under 8 years old cannot operate any ATV.
- A child between 8 and 11 years old can drive an ATV with an engine power of 70 cc or less.
- A child between 12 and 15 years old can drive an ATV with power of 90 cc or less.
Top Safety Tips
- ATV riders should wear DOT-compliant helmets, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
- Never ride on paved roads except to cross, when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
- Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
- Ride an ATV that is right for your age.
- Supervise riders younger than 16.
- Ride on designated trails and at a safe speed.
- Get ATV safety certified.