Four-Wheelers on the Road
As such tremendously versatile vehicles, four wheelers are used by people for many different purposes. For those unfamiliar, these vehicles are not just for fun. While they are excellent for recreation, they are a great way to get around rough, underdeveloped terrain. That is why they are known as All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).
Maxing out at relatively low speeds and with few safety features, these vehicles are not ideal for the public roads. Furthermore, with few exceptions, they are not allowed on public roads. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by a negligent ATV operator, contact the Green Bay auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.
All-Terrain Vehicles: The Rules
Laws regarding ATV use in Wisconsin are most heavily committed to establishing prohibitions against the use of these vehicles in certain places or under specified conditions. For example, there are provisions that ban riding on public roadways and riding on the shoulders or ditches that run along public roads. Four-wheelers are allowed to be used in the following situations:
- Use on private property
- ATVs used for agricultural purposes
- Crossing a bridge on a designated ATV path
- Use on unmaintained roads
When simply crossing a public road, pedestrians and all sanctioned vehicles are given the right of way, though four-wheelers should move swiftly across the road.
If a negligent ATV rider has caused an accident by failing to observe these restrictions and you have been harmed as a result, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to speak with a committed and experienced attorney regarding your case.