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The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Act, also known as "Chandler's Law", would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 9 to operate an ATV. It would also place stringent limits on the use of ATVs by anyone under the age of 16.

This legislation would have the state, which currently has no youth riding regulations in place, adopt a sweeping prohibition as its first effort to enhance youth motorized recreation safety. This action would not be fair to the families who recreate responsibly on ATVs.

Rather than a blanket prohibition, the AMA has asked state lawmakers to consider adopting a "size-fit" criterion for young riders and to focus on expanding youth ATV-safety training opportunities.

The ATV Safety Act is currently before the South Carolina House Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee as H3562 and is before the Senate Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry as S448.

The bill text is available under the "current legislation" tab.

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