Yes it is legal for a child under 16 to operate a ATV, but only on private or unpaved public land where the speed limit is less than 35 mph and only if certain requirements are met.
Those under 16.
- Must be directly supervised by a licensed driver; and
- Must wear a safety helmet, over-the-ankle boots and eye protection.
In addition, if they want to operate an ATV or a go-kart on public land, they must pass an approved off-highway vehicle safety course in Florida or another state. A nonresident of Florida who is under 16 and who is in Florida temporarily for less than 30 days is exempt from the safety course requirement.
As an accident attorney, I recommend that you review the following safety rules and laws:
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