Source: ATV Safety Institute
May 12, 2017 (Campo) -- This summer, June 2 - 11, the ATV Safety Institute will be hosting ATV Safety Week throughout the country. ASI is working with certified Instructor Jim Rue who has volunteered to provide free hands-on ATV RiderCourse training in Campo at the Golden Acorn Training Site on June 3 & 10 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at 1800 Golden Acorn Way in Campo.
“We invite everyone with an ATV to take the first step toward safe ATV riding by taking an ASI RiderCourse. Come out to your local range, meet the instructors, have some fun, and learn. We’re making the class available to adults, youth, and families all over the country,” said Erik Pritchard, Executive Vice President.
The ATV RiderCourse is free for those who sign up during ATV Safety Week. Riders can find the closest training sites by going to ATVSafety.org and clicking on the ATV Safety Week logo. Riders should call (800) 887-2887 to sign up for a class.
During ATV Safety Week, riders will learn about safe operation, protective gear, and ways to reduce risk. The ATV RiderCourse is also free year-round to purchasers of a qualifying ATV. ASI also offers a free E-Course, available online 24/7, for children and adults.
The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:
1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
2. 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.
3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
5. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.
6. Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
7. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
8. Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVsafety.org or call 800.887.2887.
The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute, a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle safety education and awareness. The ASI is sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO USA, Polaris, Suzuki, Textron and Yamaha.