JACKSON, Miss. — ATV laws are tightening up. You have got to wear a helmet and if you are underage you need to be certified before getting behind the handles. However, in Mississippi there is still nothing on the book about driving on public roads, which happens to be where than more than half of ATV deaths occur. Mississippi has more than 3.5 times more ATV deaths than the national average.
Right now if you do drive an ATV on public roads, odds are you will still get at ticket, but it will be for improper equipment or driving an unregistered vehicle.