Not surprisingly, Montana is one of the easiest states to get your ATV route approval. Basically, all you have to do is add brake lights, mirrors, a horn, turn signals, illuminated license plate holder, reflectors, mud flaps, and a muffler. Street-approved ATVs are quite common in many parts of Montana. Below is a list of road usage rules for ATVs and UTVs in different counties or cities in New Mexico. If you are crossing a divided road, you will have to cross with another road at an intersection. They must also be at least 16 years of age or hold a security certificate and be under the direct supervision of an adult. The general rule in Utah is that an ATV or UTV cannot be used on a public road, except to cross the road (at a 90-degree angle, after stopping and oncoming traffic). However, you can make your ATV or UTV street legal in Utah so it doesn`t count as an SUV. ATVs may be street legal in Nevada, but you need to read the regulations. A regulation states that Nevada only allows ATVs on roads with speed limits of 45 miles per hour and less. You can find universal road law kits or kits designed for most ATV/UTV models. These kits can be great, but they`re usually not designed to be state-specific. For this reason, kits usually include most of the basic items we discussed above, such as turn signals, illuminated license plate frames, and mirrors.
Usually, kits are a good place to start, but you`ll probably need to supplement them based on the specific requirements of your condition, so don`t think you can just buy a kit and be fine. You must meet the specific requirements of your state. Hi Richard, I`m considering buying a UTV that is titled and street legal. I am currently taking my LSV on the beach in the obx. I was never rejected when I bought a beach pass for the LSV. Can you advise me on UTV guidelines and are they currently allowed on NC beaches with a beach permit specifically in the OBX? Thank you, David New Hampshire has imposed traffic code requirements for ATV use in the state, unless otherwise waived by local jurisdiction. Maryland generally prohibits ATV use on public roads in the state, although there are many designated trails on which ATVs can be driven. To legally operate your ATV on designated public roads or public spaces approved by an ATV, you must title your vehicle, obtain an ORV sticker, and be approved for trails authorized by MNR.
Rhode Island generally prohibits the use of ATVs on the road unless local jurisdiction is otherwise abrogated. Although ATVs must be registered (and face a fine if driven without registration), they are still not allowed on most public roads. The biggest exception is when an Indiana city, town, or county has passed a law allowing the use of ATVs or UTVs on public roads under its jurisdiction. Unfortunately, and somewhat surprisingly, Texas does not allow ATVs and UTVs allowed on the road. The only ATVs and UTVs allowed on public roads in Texas are those that (1) are owned by a farmer or rancher who travels less than 25 miles; (2) a public service employee; or (3) a law enforcement officer. Finally, you can cross a public road in West Virginia at a ninety-degree angle if it is equipped with illuminated headlights and taillights and you stop and yield to oncoming traffic. When upgrading your ATV, consider other improvements to make it easier for your ATV to ride on the road. Adding a windshield, muffler, or other items can help minimize the risk of you disturbing others.
Kansas has more generous traffic law requirements for ATV use. In cities and counties with fewer residents (less than 15,000), ATVs can be used on public roads, although your ATV should have lights if you plan to ride at night. In Florida, you are not allowed to ride an ATV or UTV on a public road. However, you can operate an ATV (but not a UTV) during the day on a public dirt road with a speed limit of less than 35 mph. The question we get more often than anything else is whether and how to ride an ATV or UTV on public roads. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer everywhere. Not only are the laws different in each state, but the laws do not apply uniformly in all places and all types of roads within a state. To be road legal in California, ATVs can only be used in a few scenarios, including crossing a two-lane road (at a 90-degree angle), crossing a road with more than two lanes if clear signs are placed allowing ATV use, and driving on public roads with permission from an authority.