ATV Restrictions in Wisconsin
Four-wheel all-terrain vehicles are popular recreational and professional vehicles for many people living in Wisconsin. However, given the unusual size and lack of protection for riders, these vehicles are treated differently than motorcycles or other automobiles. In particular, ATVs may not be used on public roads due to potential safety hazards.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an ATV, contact the Wausau motor vehicle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
All-Terrain Vehicle Limitations
ATVs are not allowed on public roads in Wisconsin. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. These exceptions are meant to facilitate times when it may be absolutely necessary for an ATV to use a public road. These instances are limited to the following situations:
- Use on private property and private roads
- Use for roads not cleared during certain seasons
- Use for agricultural work
- Use for crossing a bridge or culvert on a special ATV route
Whenever a four-wheeler needs to use a public road, it is generally accepted that these vehicles need to spend as little time on these roads as possible. Failure to obey these laws can lead to dangerous situations in which an automobile can collide with an ATV, causing serious injuries for both parties.
If you have been injured because of a negligent ATV rider, there may be legal options available to you. To learn more about a potential injury claim, contact the Wausau car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.