all-terrain vehicles News

Amid Complaints, Delaware City Considers New Dirt Bike Rules

The city of Wilmington, Del., is considering cracking down on dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles that some residents and officials say are becoming a safety hazard. The News Journal reports a city councilman proposed an ordinance this week that would …

Consumer Group Warns Off-Highway Vehicle Rider Deaths Peak in July

As the July 4th holiday arrives, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has issued an alert to off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders to operate their vehicles with caution. According to data gathered by CFA and its OHV Safety Coalition, July is …

Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Children to Drive More Powerful ATVs

Wisconsin Republicans are pushing a bill that would allow children under 12 to drive more powerful all-terrain vehicles on state trails. Right now, children under 12 can drive an ATV or a utility terrain vehicle on private property under adult …

Doctor, Nurse Work to Prevent ATV Fatalities in Kentucky

Two health care professionals are traveling around Kentucky in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities stemming from crashes involving all-terrain vehicles. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Carol Wright, a nurse and pediatric trauma care coordinator at the University of …

Mississippi All-Terrain Vehicle Law Questioned

Most people who ride their four-wheelers do so on their own property. WTVA-TV reported that occasionally someone will drive them on the road, and in Mississippi, that’s somewhat legal. Mississippi law allows all-terrain vehicles to be driven on public property …

North Carolina Exempts Adults from ATV Safety Rules

A bill exempting adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property has become North Carolina law without Gov. Beverly Perdue’s signature. Perdue didn’t act on the bill loosening protections in a 2005 …

North Carolina Relaxes ATV Helmet Safety Rule for Adults

North Carolina legislators have agreed to exempt adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property. The Senate this week approved a bill loosening protections in a 2005 law for ATVs 45 minutes …

Mississippi Senate Sends ATV Safety Bill to Governor

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill requiring safety measures for young ATV riders, sending the bill to the governor for consideration. The bill would require riders and passengers under age 16 who ride on public land to wear a …

Mississippi Debates ATV Helmet Law for Kids

Mickey Hale, the manager of a store that sells all-terrain vehicles, says manufacturers encourage consumers to get training before taking ATVs for a spin. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with safety. Getting consumers to do it is another story,” …