With a view of achieving proper use of all-terrain vehicles consistent with protection of the environment, the commissioner of natural resources shall adopt rules under chapter 14 relating to:
(1) registration of all-terrain vehicles and display of registration numbers;
(2) use of all-terrain vehicles insofar as game and fish resources are affected;
(3) use of all-terrain vehicles on public lands and waters;
(4) uniform signs to be used by the state, counties, and cities necessary or desirable to control, direct, or regulate the operation and use of all-terrain vehicles; and
(5) specifications relating to all-terrain vehicle mufflers.
The commissioner of public safety may adopt rules under chapter 14 regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles on streets and highways.
The operator and an officer investigating an accident of an all-terrain vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury requiring medical attention or hospitalization to or death of a person or total damage to an extent of $500 or more shall within ten business days forward a written report of the accident to the commissioner of natural resources on a form prescribed by either the commissioner of natural resources or by the commissioner of public safety. If the operator is killed or is unable to file a report due to incapacitation, any peace officer investigating the accident shall file the accident report within ten business days. Periodically, the commissioner of natural resources must transmit a summary of the accident reports to the commissioner of public safety.