We often get asked about ATV safety courses both here in Washington State, and online. When it comes to ATV Safety courses, we recommend that you contact the ATV Safety Institute, headquartered in Irvine California. They are supported by the major manufactures (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, etc.), and offer both online and in person courses. What’s better, if you have purchased a new ATV, you can attend a training course (as of the writing of this article) for free.
They host courses around the state and they schedule them as needed. So if you call them and they are all full, you will want to register online so that they will see the demand for more courses. To learn more about the ATV Safety Institute, please visit their website; http://www.atvsafety.org/, or phone them at 800.887.2887.
The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules:
Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
Ride an ATV that’s right for your age.
Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVSafety.org or call 800.887.2887.
If you have information on safety courses that other riders could benefit from, please make us aware by sending us an email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!