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ATV Safety Week 2015

ATV Safety Week 2015

This summer, for one week, June 6-14, the ATV Safety Institute will be rolling out ATV Safety Week throughout the country. Partners all across the country have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training and other ATV Safety education opportunities.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 92 percent of all ATV-related fatalities are the result of warned-against behaviors, such as youth riding on adult-sized ATVs. Take some time during ATV Safety Week and learn about the proper operation of your machine, find out about helmets and other protective gear, and learn ways to dramatically reduce risk for you, your family and friends.

The RiderCourse is free for anyone age six or above who signs up during ATV Safety Week. The RiderCourse is also free year-round for anyone who has purchased a new, qualifying ATV from an ATV Safety Institute member company. The ASI offers easy enrollment at (800) 887-2887 or www.atvsafety.org.

ASI also offers a free E-Course available online 24/7. The online course is available in three age-specific classes for adults, teens and children. Students in each E-Course will learn how to apply the "golden rules" of ATV riding in an interactive setting. The E-Course includes videos, pictures, and interactive games to make it a fun and effective learning experience for all age groups. After taking the E-Course, users can take an ATV safety exam and receive a certificate of completion.

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 other 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.
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