North Carolina State Laws
Children under age 16 must be supervised by a person at least age 18.
Passengers may not be carried unless the ATV was designed to carry passengers.
All ATV operators must wear helmet and eye protection.
ATV use on public streets and highways is prohibited except to cross.
No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
Effective October 1, 2006, every ATV operator born on or after January 1, 1990, must have an ATV safety certificate.
People using ATVs for farming, hunting or trapping are exempt from the law’s provisions.
Any person who operates a golf cart must be at least sixteen (16) years of age or older. No person may operate a golf cart unless that person is licensed to drive upon the public streets, roads and highways of North Carolina and then, only in accordance with such valid driver's license.