Rules for Quad Bikes on the Road

You can drive a legal quad bike on the highway as long as it is fully registered with the DVLA. However, since even the best high-end quads would struggle to keep up with road traffic, we really wouldn`t recommend it! A quad bike approved for agricultural, horticultural or forestry purposes is not allowed on the road. The general rules of Indiana are that you are generally not allowed to ride an ATV or UTV on Indiana public roads. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Like cars, quads must have a MoT every year once they are three years old. You must register your quad bike with the DVLA and the bike must have front and rear license plates. ATVs are very popular with thieves because they are relatively easy to steal. The rapid increase in theft over the past two years has been particularly severe in rural areas, where quads are one of the main targets of organized gangs of thieves. In some areas, the level of theft has reached “epidemic” levels, according to farmers, with some victims repeatedly targeted.

In 2017, insurance provider NFU placed mutual quads and ATVs at the top of its list of the most frequently targeted items in farm flights, accounting for £2.3 million in claims under §§ 20-171.19. Acts prohibited by owners and operators. No person may drive an all-terrain vehicle on a highway, highway, or public vehicle site if such conduct is otherwise permitted by law, unless the person is wearing eye protection and a hard hat that meets U.S. Department of Transportation standards for motorcycle helmets. Persons under 18 years of age may not drive an all-terrain vehicle on a public road, highway or public vehicle site unless they wear eye protection and a hard hat. Driving under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a prescription or over-the-counter drug that impairs vision or motor coordination is prohibited. act recklessly or recklessly to endanger, injure or damage prohibited persons or property. It is prohibited to drive on public highways, roads or highways, except to cross such road, road or highway. Prohibited operation on highway or restricted highways.

Prohibited use in the dark, from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise and at any time when visibility is limited due to insufficient lighting or atmospheric conditions, without lights or taillights, unless the use of lighting is prohibited by other applicable laws. If you use your legal ATV for farming, gardening or forestry, you can claim zero tax. You can only apply if you only make very short trips on the road (less than 1.5 km) between properties owned by the same person. Remember that even if you don`t have to pay road tax, you still have to apply for one. Insurance is always mandatory if the vehicle is used on public roads. If you don`t buy cover, you can expect a £500 fine and six penalty points. This includes the use of ATVs in designated state parks, in areas where local jurisdiction overrides the state ban on ATV use, and in designated areas with speed restriction requirements. Be sure to check the local jurisdiction for the use of road permits in Oklahoma, as these vary widely throughout the state. If you need to tax your quad, you can do so online here.

You will need the reference number that you will find on your tax reminder, your logbook or the green “New owner” slip in the logbook if you have just purchased it. You can register a quad bike as a normal vehicle or for agricultural purposes – the latter comes with restrictions on the distance you can drive, but exempts you from TÜV. We spent most of the year researching laws, guides, ads, and interviewing ATV dealers and law enforcement agencies in every state. Given all this research, we believe we have the best and most accurate information for each state about whether you can do your ATV or UTV and what you need to do to be able to ride your ATV or UTV on public roads and roads in each state. Quads used on the road require a valid TUV certificate if they are more than 3 years old. 23-2-821. Off-Road Intersections of Public Roads – Use of Certain Forest Management Roads An off-road vehicle may cross a public road directly if the intersection is necessary to travel to another approved harvesting area. An off-highway vehicle cannot operate on or over a highway that is part of the federal assistance system. An off-road vehicle may travel on or over a forest management road if the road has been designated and approved by the U.S.

Forest Service for use by off-road vehicles.