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Old August 18th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #41
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Kids can ride quads and dirtbikes at ANY age, just not at an ORV park or state land until they take the training course. Technically a dirtbike or quad can't legally be driven across most roads anyway (except in some counties where it's legal to drive ORVs on public roads).
Best if you read the law: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81129

We got in the competition exception for safety certificate within the last couple years, the rest has been in there for quite a while.

Item 2 and 16 specifically.

Additionally, ORVs _can_ be driven across a road or highway (cross, not down) by operators above 12YO anywhere irregardless of PA240/ordinances.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #43
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Best if you read the law: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81129

We got in the competition exception for safety certificate within the last couple years, the rest has been in there for quite a while.

Item 2 and 16 specifically.

Additionally, ORVs _can_ be driven across a road or highway (cross, not down) by operators above 12YO anywhere irregardless of PA240/ordinances.
A child of ANY age can drive a dirtbike/trail bike on private property and on state property with an -ORV certificate and parent/guardian supervision if under 16-.
I respectfully disagree. Every law enforcement officer that has stopped me for crossing a city street has said that I have to get off the dirtbike and push it across the road. It is NOT registered, insured, or plated therefore not able to be driven on the street (even just crossing the street). What if you were to say get hit by a car or hit a car while crossing said street? You are not a pedestrian, nor on a street legal, insured, plated, registered vehicle. No the can_not be driven across a city street, unless in a city/county that has made an exception.

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I respectfully disagree. Every law enforcement officer that has stopped me for crossing a city street has said that I have to get off the dirtbike and push it across the road. No the can_not be driven across a city street, unless in a city/county that has made an exception.
Read section 16 at the link previously quoted: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81129

If that's not enough, it's clearer in part A here: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81122

Specifically allows crossing of streets.
Local ordinance only applies for driving down/on (not across) the road.
Sorry, the enforcement officers that stopped you were wrong based on the info you provided.
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Read section 16 at the link previously quoted: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81129

If that's not enough, it's clearer in part A here: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-324-81122

Specifically allows crossing of streets.
Local ordinance only applies for driving down/on (not across) the road.
Sorry, the enforcement officers that stopped you were wrong based on the info you provided.
I may concede on that point as I know that they give tickets because they can, not because it is the law (maybe you can cross a road, maybe not). Either way, a kid can ride a dirtbike (trail bike) at any age.
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I may concede on that point as I know that they give tickets because they can, not because it is the law (maybe you can cross a road, maybe not). Either way, a kid can ride a dirtbike (trail bike) at any age.
Sorry cop you are dead wrong on this one
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Either way, a kid can ride a dirtbike (trail bike) at any age.
I agree, that's what I indicated. They can't ride quads until 10; they can't cross roads until 12. I should have been less brief on my statement "Dirt bikes at any age" meaning "can ride bikes at any age".

At the Kids Rides (event) and what we usually suggest, is that the parents take the kid's machine across the road, then bring the kid (ie walk them across the road) to be totally legal.
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I was 5 when my dad bought me my first dirtbike. I've been hooked ever since. Now I ride Harleys though
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Well he will be two in in a three weeks and he ride his bike by himself today. It's a great feeling.
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It's crazy how fast they grow up. Before you know it, he'll be getting busted for not having bumpers on his jeeps!
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