Province of Prince Edward Island
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This page includes a brief summary of provincial/state laws regulating ATV / Off-highway vehicle use current to April 2012. It is not intended as an absolute reference as laws are subject to change without notice and many potential prohibited acts may be covered by other legislation or statutes. It is recommended that you consult with the latest version of state statutes or provincial legislation.
General prohibited acts that may not be covered by specific OHV legislation include trespassing on private property, unlawful use of OHV on public highways, reckless use of off-highway vehicles, operation of off-highway vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, damage to public or private property or damage to natural habitats or protected areas which are all unlawful in every province and state.
Preamble

The use of off highway vehicles within the province of Prince Edward Island is regulated by the Prince Edward Island Off-Highway Vehicles Act.

For more information on Prince Edward Island ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Prince Edward Island ATV Act


Summary of legislation regulating ATV use
Minimum age
A minimum age of 14 is required to operate an off highway vehicle.

To operate a off highway vehicle, children 14-15 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult who either holds a valid driverís license for at least 24 months prior to supervising or has completed an approved safety training course.


Required safety training
To operate an ATV, children ages 14-15 years must have completed an approved safety training course.

Persons over the age of 16, must complete an approved safety training course if they have not held a valid drivers license for at least 24 months prior to operating a off highway vehicle.
Drivers license required
Persons over the age of 16 years must have a valid driverís license for at least 2 years or have completed an approved safety training course to operate a off highway vehicle.


Helmets required
All operators and riders are required to use DOT approved helmets at all times.


Registration required
All residents of Prince Edward Island are required to register their off highway vehicle. Valid license plates are required to be displayed at all times

Non-residents are exempt provided that they meet all requirements to operating a off highway vehicle in their home province or state.



Insurance required
All residents operating off highway vehicles on public lands are required to carry insurance that consists of a minimum of $200 000 liability insurance, as well as uninsured motorist coverage and accident benefits coverage.



Operation on public roadways or highways prohibited
It is prohibited to operate a off highway vehicle on a public roadway or highway other than to cross such a roadway.



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OHV Registration / Permit

All residents of Prince Edward Island are required to register their off-highway vehicle and display valid decals on the vehicle.
Non-residents are exempt provide that they meet all the registration requirements of their home province or state. Operators or vehicles not meeting these requirements are required to register in Prince Edward Island.
For more information on Prince Edward Island ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Prince Edward Island ATV Act