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Ask a Trooper: Is a license required with an ATV?

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By Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol

Question: I got a DWI recently, and my driver’s license is revoked and I no longer own a motor vehicle. I do have an ATV and was wondering if I need a driver’s license to operate it.


Answer: In general, a valid driver’s license “is required” to operate an ATV on a road right-of-way (ROW). A driver’s license is not required to operate an ATV on a designated trail that includes a ROW. 

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