The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strongly encourages ALL ATV riders to wear a proper helmet, eye protection, gloves and over-the-ankle boots when riding any ATV. A helmet is the single most important piece of safety equipment you can have, and wearing one while riding can save your life!
According to the Minnesota ATV Laws and Regulations, ALL ATV and OHV riders under the age of 18 are REQUIRED to wear an approved, securely fastened helmet at all times when riding. All helmets must meet the Department of Transportation standards and display DOT approval. Helmets that are not DOT-approved are not appropriate headgear for ATV riding.