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Class I ATV (quad)

A Class I ATV operator under the age of 16, must meet all the following minimum physical size requirements (Rider Fit) in relationship to the vehicle:




                    Brake reach         Leg length & grip reach         Handle bar turning reach

                



  1. Brake Reach: With hands placed in the normal operating position and fingers straight out, the first joint (from the tip) of the middle finger will extend beyond the brake lever and clutch.

  2. Leg Length: While sitting and with their feet on the pegs, the knee must be bent at least 45 degrees.

  3. Grip Reach: While sitting upright on the quad with hands on the handle bars and not leaning forward, there must be a distinct angle between the upper arm and the forearm, and;

  4. The operator must be able to turn the handle bars from lock to lock while maintaining grip on the handle bars and maintaining throttle and brake control.

  5. Disabled operators are allowed to use prosthetic devices or modified or adaptive equipment to achieve rider fit. 

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Class IV ATV (Side-by-side)

A Class IV ATV operator under 16 years of age, must meet all the following minimal physical size requirements in relationship to the vehicle:    
 
  1. Leg Length: While sitting in the normal operating position and the safety restraints securely fastened around the operator, the operator’s feet must be able to fully operate all foot controls.

  2. Arm Length: While sitting in the normal operating position and the safety restraints securely fastened around the operator, the operator’s hands must be able to fully operate all hand controls.
 

Special notes:

  • Disabled operators are allowed to use prosthetic devices or modified or adaptive equipment to achieve rider fit on Class I or IV ATVs.

  • Youth operating Class IV Side-by-sides must also meet manufacturer’s recommended age.

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