Know the laws before you drive. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not have the authority to approve local government orders. They can only review ATV orders before processing ATV permit applications to ensure that a city, town, city or county has referenced the relevant sections of the law. When riding an ATV in Wisconsin, you should always make sure you follow the rules to avoid fines, jail, and/or injury. If you break the law, a conservation guardian, state patrol officer, county sheriff, or city peace commissioner can enforce the law. Fines for violating ATV laws in Wisconsin can range from $150 to $2,000. In addition, you can spend up to 1 year in prison. The laws and regulations on this page are intended to serve as a quick reference for ATV riders. It is your responsibility to know ALL ATV laws before heading out on the trails. For a complete list of ATV laws and regulations in Wisconsin, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in www.dnr.wi.gov. This regulatory guide is provided to help you understand Wisconsin`s ATV/UTV laws.
It also includes safety tips and recommended practices. The law allows ATV/UTV routes to be displayed on roads and roads along territorial boundaries, so there may not be as many signs along a single road. Drivers are required to respect the permitted areas where driving on roads is permitted and must drive at the appropriate speed. Before embarking on Wisconsin`s ATV and ORV trails, please consider the following tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride: If you have further questions, contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Information Office at 1-888-936-7463. The law varies from city to city and not all places allow ATV use on roads, so you`ll need to check the city, town or town to see if they have an approved ATV route that you can drive in the community. The Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Guardians Service invite you to safely enjoy recreational activities on our trails. Wisconsin is full of places where you can spend time on your off-road vehicles in every region of the state. Headlights are mandatory. To stay safe while driving, helmets and protective equipment should be used. ATVs/UTVs are not allowed to use attached space such as trenches or hard shoulders. and an ATV/UTV driver should realize that they must always yield the right of way.
If you were injured in an accident involving an ATV and it appears that another party was at fault, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To discuss your options, contact Habush Habush & Rottier`s personal injury lawyers at 800-242-2874. In addition to the required ATV safety certificate, all drivers under the age of 12 operating on public land must comply with these restrictions: Children under the age of 12 may operate a small ATV, and ONLY under the following conditions: All ATV riders in Wisconsin should ALWAYS wear an approved helmet when riding their ATV. regardless of age or level of experience. In Wisconsin, helmets are mandatory for all drivers (operators AND passengers) under the age of 18, with the exception of the following: ATVs or ATVs are often used for outdoor recreation or driving on rough terrain. Thanks to a law amendment in 2018 (Wis. Stat. p. 23.33), ATVs and UTVs are not allowed on interstate highways, but on state highways with DOT permission in communities that allow their use on local roads.