All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

This is a compilation rule page for CPSC Commission activity and rulemaking for all-terrain vehicles.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Aug. 10, 2006


To address the unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with all terrain vehicles (“ATVs”), the Commission is proposing rules for adult and youth ATVs. The proposed rules include requirements concerning the mechanical operation of ATVs, requirements for providing safety information about operating ATVs (such as through labeling and training), and requirements for certification, testing and recordkeeping. The proposed standards would apply to adult single-rider and tandem ATVs and to youth ATVs. The Commission is also proposing a rule to ban three-wheeled ATVs. The proposed rules are issued under the authority of both the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


Related Resources 

ATV Safety Summit

Video: ATV Safety Summit 

Requests for Information: Passenger Use of ATVs

ATV Safety Toolkit

Historical Documents

Standard for All-Terrain Vehicles Final Rule

Voluntary Standard Activites Related to All-Terrain Vehicles 

Video: Public Meeting: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Part 1

Video: Public Meeting: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Part 2

CPSC Announces Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on ATVs