ATV Safety Tips

ATV Safety Tips

Our officers love to see community members enjoying the outdoors, especially come winter time. We want those travelling via ATVs or snowmobiles to remain safe while rolling through our cities. We ask that you follow all city ordinances and proper safety procedures while riding. See below for ATV and snowmobile safety tips.


  • ATVs

Before heading out on Minnesota’s ATV and OHV Trails, please remember the following tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride:

-          Always wear appropriate safety gear when riding, including goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over the ankle boots, gloves and DOT-compliant helmets.

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.

-          Ensure your ATV is properly registered in the state

-          Always stay on designated trails

-          Maintain safe speeds

-          Actively supervise younger riders

-          Never ride an ATV while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

For further information on ATV or OHV regulations, please see the link below:





Centennial Lakes Police Department - 54 North Road - Circle Pines, MN 55014
Office: 763.784.2501 - Fax: 763.784.0082 - Dispatch/911: 763.427.1212