All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes
Many individuals use ATVs and dirt bikes as a way to enjoy the outdoors or navigate around their property. However, each state can decide whether these vehicles are allowed to be used on a public road or not. In the case of Wisconsin, the state makes public use of an ATV or dirt bike particularly limited. Additionally, local laws can make these allowances even more limited.
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When Can I Use My ATV?
Generally speaking, using a dirt bike or ATV on public road is forbidden in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, these vehicles are not permitted to follow roads in ditches or on shoulders. However, there are some exemptions to this rule. The law allows ATVs to be used in the following scenarios:
- On private property
- If the road is not maintained for seasonal adverse weather
- If used for agricultural purposes
- If a public road intersects a specifically designated ATV route
In the case of dirt bikes, use may be considered even more limited. Many local ordinances do not permit the use of these vehicles in several additional situations that might allow the use of four-wheelers. With either vehicle, Wisconsin does not allow for street titles. This means an ATV or dirt bike cannot become street legal if purchased and registered in Wisconsin.
If you have been injured because of a negligent rider’s disregard for proper ATV or dirt bike use, you may be able to pursue legal action. For more information regarding your rights and options after an injury, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.