Then you need to complete an approved ATV Safety Course before riding on public lands.
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All riders in New Mexico who are under the age of 18 are REQUIRED to complete an approved ATV Safety Course, and carry the New Mexico OHV Safety Certificate with them while riding on public lands.
In addition to the required OHV safety certificate, all riders who are under 18 and who are riding on public lands must follow these restrictions:
The New Mexico Game & Fish 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 New Mexico ATV Laws and Regulations, ALL ATV and OHV riders under the age of 18 are REQUIRED to wear an approved, securely fastened helmet, as well as approved eye protection.
Before heading out on New Mexico's ATV and OHV trails, please remember the following tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride:
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The laws and regulations on this page are meant as a quick reference for ATV riders. It is your responsibility to know ALL ATV laws before heading out on the trails. For a complete list of ATV laws and regulations in New Mexico, please consult with the New Mexico Game & Fish at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.