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Hello Operator: Here is the entire section of the Tennessee Code Title 55, dealing with vehicle registration and use on roads and highways. It is quit long. http://www.atvsafety.gov/legislation/Tennesseelaw.pdf
Here is the particular section covering ATVs:
(a) Off-highway motor vehicles defined in § 55-3-101(c)(2) may be operated or driven
upon a highway but only as follows:
(1) On a two- lane highway, only to cross such highway at an angle of approximately
ninety degrees (90ø) to the direction of the roadway and at a place where a quick and safe
crossing may be made;
(2) With respect to the crossing of a highway having more than two (2) lanes, or a
highway having limited access, such off- highway motor vehicles may cross such highways, but
only at a place designated by the department of transportation or local government authorities
with respect to highways under their respective jurisdictions as a place where such motor
vehicles, or specified types of such motor vehicles, may cross the highways, and such vehicles
shall cross such highways only at such designated places and only in a quick and safe manner;
(3) The department and local government authorities with respect to highways under their
respective jurisdictions may designate, by the erection of appropriate signs of a type approved by
the department, places where such motor vehicles, or specified types of such motor vehicles, may
cross any highway having more than two (2) lanes or having limited access.
(b) Off-highway motor-driven cycles defined in § 55-3-101(c)(2) may be moved, by non
mechanical means only, adjacent to a roadway, in such a manner so as to not interfere with traffic
upon the highway, only for the purpose of gaining access to, or returning from, areas designed
for the operation of off-highway vehicles, when no other route is available. The department or
local government authority may designate access routes leading to off- highway parks as suitable
for the operation of off-highway vehicles, if such access routes are available to the general public
only for pedestrian and off- highway motor vehicle travel.
(c) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, three- or four-wheel all-terrain
vehicles may be operated on State Route 116 between Railroad Street and Beech Grove Lane
within the jurisdiction of Lake City in Anderson County. Drivers operating vehicles in such
manner shall obey the rules of the road and operate with due care. While on the authorized
portion of State Route 116, such vehicles shall display tail lamps and headlights. Headlights on
such vehicles shall, under normal atmospheric conditions and on a level road, produce a driving
light sufficient to render clearly discernible a person two hundred feet (200') ahead. A violation
section is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine only
of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00). [Acts 1982, ch.
749, § 2; 2005, ch. 60, § 1.]
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