Understanding Michigan ATV Laws

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If you are breaking out your four-wheeler this summer and hitting the trails, you will want to be sure you know about the Michigan ATV laws. Taking a few minutes to review off-road safety could save your money, your record, and even your life.

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) don’t count as motor vehicles for most of the laws in Michigan. That can make it tough to know what the law is. Here’s a run down of how Michigan treats its Off Road Vehicles (ORVs).

Age Limits Under Michigan ATV Laws

Not everyone can ride an ATV in Michigan. Unless they are helping with the family farm, kids can’t ride 4-wheel ATVs, even if they are child sized. But they can still ride 2-wheel ORVs like dirt bikes under parental supervision with the proper certification.

Children ages of 10 to 16 are only allowed to ride ATVs if they have completed an ORV Rider Safety Education Course, and are under visual supervision of an adult. Where they can ride depends on their age. At age 10 and 11, kids can only ride on land belonging to their parents. Once they turn 12, children can ride on public land and on the shoulders of some roadways.
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Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
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https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
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