In the state of New Jersey, if you plan to operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) you cannot use it on any public street, road, or public area that is not a designated area for ATV use. In New Jersey, ATVs are only allowed for off-road use. They are not considered “street-legal.” This means that to use one, you need to have a way to transport it to the off-road location unless it is already on private land where you use it. You cannot legally drive an ATV down the street for a few blocks to get to private off-road trails. You cannot use it in a big parking lot unless you own the lot.
Age Limits for ATVs in New Jersey
There is no requirement by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) for a person to have any operating license to drive an ATV. The only legal operating restriction is that any person under the age of 16 cannot operate an ATV that has a motor larger than 90cc.
Insurance for an ATV in New Jersey
Work with your insurance agent at The Insurance Outfit, serving Chester, NJ and the nearby towns, to make sure you have adequate insurance for your ATV. You will want to discuss how you will use it, who will use it, and where it will be used. You will also want to discuss how it will be stored. If you need to transport your ATV, you will need to think about insurance coverage for the trailer you use to carry it, as well as possibly adjust your automobile insurance to allow towing a trailer with your vehicle.
You will need proper coverage for the value of ATV plus protection for the risk of property damage and personal injury. Be sure to also have your agent check any life insurance policies you have because there may be exclusions in life insurance policies for ATV use. Contact your agent at The Insurance Outfit in Chester, NJ to get an ATV insurance review and a quote.