Frequently Asked Questions About ATVs

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Commonly Asked Questions About ATVs

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RJ Trailers has a vast selection of automotive accessories, ATV 4 wheelers, lawn equipment, and ATV trailers for sale. Serving Dallas & Longview, TX residents at our two locations, we have inventory in stock to fit any budget. We sell new and used trailers from top names in the industry, including Diamond C, Tiger, Buck Dandy, and Cargo Mate. We offer financing solutions for our customers. Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our ATVs for sale. If you have any more questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

What does ATV stand for?

ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle. ATVs are typically used for off-road recreation, exploring the outdoors, and traveling short distances.

How Does Texas Define an ATV?

Each state has their own definition for what an ATV is. In Texas, a vehicle can be classified as an ATV if it meets the following criteria:

  • The vehicle is equipped with a seat, or multiple seats if it’s designed for passengers
  • The vehicle has three or more wheels.
  • The vehicle is no more than 50 inches wide.
  • The vehicle is designed for off-highway use only.
  • The vehicle is not designed by the manufacturer for farming or lawn care.

Do You Have to Register Your ATV in Texas?

You’re not required to register your ATV if it’s for off-highway use. In the past, ATVs were required to be registered. We recommend getting a title for your ATV or UTV from the county tax assessor’s office. This will come in handy if your ATV or UTV is ever lost or stolen.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Ride an ATV?

The minimum age to operate an ATV in Texas is 14 years old. If you are under the age of 14, you must be accompanied by and under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or another adult authorized by the parent or guardian.

What’s the Difference Between an ATV and a UTV?

While ATVs and UTVs are closely related, UTVs (utility terrain vehicles) are usually designed to carry more than one rider. They typically include a bench seat, pedals, and a steering wheel. Some UTVs can carry up to six people and offer more hauling power than ATVs. They function as a small, highly mobile truck with powerful engines.

Are you Allowed to Operate ATVs on Texas streets?

Generally, ATV use is not permitted on public streets in Texas. There are a few exceptions to this rule, including:

  • A farmer or a rancher who is traveling 25 miles or less.
  • A public utility worker.
  • A law enforcement officer.

If ATVs are on public roads in Texas, they must be equipped with a triangular orange flag on top of an eight-foot pole attached to the back of the ATV. The headlights and taillights must be well-lit, and the operator must have a valid driver’s license.

Do I Need to Wear Safety Gear?

We always recommend riders to wear safety gear on ATVs and UTVs. Any person operating an ATV or UTV on public property in Texas must be wearing a safety helmet and goggles or other eye protection.

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If you’re in the market for a new ATV, trailer, lawn equipment, or other automotive accessories, we have a huge stock of inventory for every budget at RJ Trailers. With two convenient locations in Dallas & Longview, TX, our experts can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. From new and used trailers to off-roading vehicles, we have the inventory, experience, and advanced online search tools to make your purchase easy and straightforward. Reach out to us and we will be happy to show you what we have in stock and help you find what you’re looking for.