Did you know that the most popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) available on the market cannot be registered and used in New York?
New York state law precludes vehicles weighing more than 1,000 lbs. from being registered. Why? Because the Legislature has failed to modernize its laws related to ATV registration. This means that the most technologically advanced and safest ATVs cannot be registered and used in New York.
As a result of New York’s failure to update its vehicle registration laws to accommodate these safer models of ATVs, New Yorkers have been left with no choice but to register their vehicles in other states or to not register their vehicles.
The failure to have the registration law for ATVs reflect what is being bought and used in New York State hurts our economy and unfairly punishes law-abiding citizens, subjecting them to civil fines and court costs. An increase in weight to allow ATVs up to 1,500 lbs. would bring additional sales tax revenue to New York State and allow ATV enthusiasts to lawfully ride their vehicles in New York, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in tourism revenue.
Send your elected officials in New York State government a message by signing this petition and sharing your strong support for legislation that will increase the ATV weight limit so that New Yorkers and visitors can legally ride the safest and most family-friendly ATVs available in New York State today.