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If you are not sure if the use of an ATV or UTV is prohibited on a particular road, you can check with the local police to be careful. While not technically required, New York strongly recommends that if you`re on a particular road, turn on your headlight and taillight, wear shiny, reflective clothing, enter the highway carefully, and yield to traffic. Cyclists and skaters have the right to share the road on most public roads, with the exception of highways and highways. Jurisdictions that operate other controlled access roads, such as parkways, may ban bicycles. You can use an electric scooter or electric bike on certain roads and highways in New York State: As of April 2020, the law allows people to use electric bikes (e-bikes) on certain roads and highways in New York State. As of August 2, 2020, the law allows people to ride electric scooters (e-scooters) and e-bikes on certain roads and highways in New York State. Note that when driving legally on a public road, it is illegal for your ATV or UTV to be equipped with studded tires other than the vehicle`s studs. Under NYS Act and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, these devices are not permitted on roads, highways, parking lots, sidewalks, or any other area that allows public motor vehicle traffic. A person using any of these devices in a public space violates the following conditions: You may not register or use any of the motorized devices listed below on any road, highway, parking lot, sidewalk, or any other area of New York State that permits public motor vehicle traffic. You can be arrested if you do. Continuing our series of articles analyzing ATV laws in each state that emerged from this article, this article examines ATV laws in New York City. It should also be noted that although I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and do not give legal advice.

If you have any questions, you should consult a local lawyer. You must have liability insurance for your ATV or UTV if you operate it on property in New York, except on your own property. If you purchase your ATV or UTV from a dealer registered in New York State, you should obtain a sales contract. The purchase agreement must include the name, address and registration number of the dealer in addition to your name and address, vehicle identification number (VIN) and year, make, model and number of wheels of the ATV or STV. The sales contract also states that the machine is new or used and confirms that the dealer has collected the corresponding sales tax. If a person under the age of 14 violates the Helmet Act and the violation occurs with the knowledge or presence of their parents or guardians, and if that parent or guardian is eighteen years of age or older, the summons will be issued to that person`s parent or guardian. You are allowed to cross a public road with an ATV or UTV as long as you meet the following requirements. If the accident results in the death of another person, bodily injury or property damage of more than $1,000, you must also file a motor vehicle accident report (MV-104) with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The report must be submitted within 10 days of the accident, with a copy sent to the county sheriff or police commissioner. ** Mopeds, properly classified, are allowed on public roads with certain requirements.

ATVs are intended for off-road use only. Information on moped and ATV requirements is available on the NYS DMV website at: To register an ATV or UTV, you need to prove who you are. You must provide proof of identity, date of birth and at least six proofs of name. For the most recent list of acceptable documents, see “Registration and Identification of Title” (ID-82). Motorized bicycle – a bicycle to which a small motor is attached. A power-assisted bicycle is not eligible for registration as a motorcycle, moped or ATV and does not have the same equipment. Go-Kart – a small four-wheeled motorized device, designed for off-road use. You cannot register a go-kart as a motor vehicle or ATV because a go-kart does not have the same equipment. If you purchase your ATV or UTV from someone who is not a registered ATV dealer in New York State, you must register it with the DMV. To do this, you must complete the “Application for Registration/Title to the Vehicle” (MV-82).

To register your ATV or UTV, you must also specify: 5-a. No person one or more years of age and under fourteen years of age may skate or slide on in-line skates or skateboards unless wearing a helmet that meets the standards established by the Commissioner. For the purposes of this Division, wearing a helmet means that a properly fitted helmet is securely attached to the wearer`s head and the helmet straps are securely attached. For a low-speed vehicle to be registered in New York. In addition, an operator who operates without insurance may contravene section 319(1) of the LTA; and if the operator does not have a valid driver`s licence, they are in contravention of section 509(1) of the LTV on unlicensed operations. Off-road motorcycle (off-road motorcycle) – A motorcycle designed for use on off-road tracks or in off-road competitions. Unless exempt, these vehicles must be registered as ATVs. For more information, see Register an ATV.

You can only ride an ATV or UTV on private land in New York City with the prior approval of the owner or renter.

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