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.