Effective January 1, new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rules are in place in the State of Oregon. Under Oregon’s new rules, all people under the age of 16 who operate an ATV on public land must have adult supervision.Â According to the Mail Tribune, the adultâ€”and the youthâ€”must also have successfully completed a state-approved safety-training course […]
Effective January 1, new <"https://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rules are in place in the State of Oregon. Under Oregon’s new rules, all people under the age of 16 who operate an ATV on public land must have adult supervision.Â According to the Mail Tribune, the adultâ€”and the youthâ€”must also have successfully completed a state-approved safety-training course and the youth is required to meet rider-fit guidelines for the vehicle.
The paper also provided the following information on the minimum-physical-size requirements for Class Iâ€”Quad Riderâ€”Operators who are under 16 years of age regarding brake and grip reach, leg length, handle bars, and disabled riders:
John Lane, the ATV safety education coordinator for the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation said the rules came about following an increase in ATV injuries to younger riders, according to the Mail Tribune, which noted that the Oregon Trauma Registry recorded over 1,200 such injuries in a recent five-year period, rising nearly 80 percent and injuringâ€”in 20 percent of the casesâ€”children under the age of 15.
Based on 2007 legislation a minimum age requirement will be phased in and will increase annually until all riders will be required to carry an ATV Safety Education Card while riding on state land, said the Mail Tribune, which added that the requirement will be in full effect in 2014.Â Safety training is exempt for ATV and off-road motorcycles when used for farming, agriculture, forestry, nursery, Christmas tree growing operations, and when riding on private land.
Late last year, TradingMarkets.com reported on ATV standards set forth in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).Â According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), â€œnew ATVs must comply with the standard and must also have an â€˜ATV Action Planâ€™â€ that contains â€œsafety requirements on issues such as trainingâ€ and indicates specific ATV equipment and configuration requirements said TradingMarkets.com, that include:Â â€œOwner’s/operator’s manuals, labels and hang tags, maximum speed capability, speed capability of youth ATVs, service and parking brakes, pitch stability, electromagnetic compatibility, and sound level limits.â€Â Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) explained that ATV manufacturers and distributorsâ€™ written action plans must list not only those actions being implemented to â€œpromote ATV safety,â€ the plans must include details on â€œrider training, age recommendations, and monitoring of sales.â€Â OHS noted that each subject in the plan must be certified and bear a label of certification.