ATV Riding Safety
It is important to carefully read and follow the instructions and warnings in the ATV’s owner’s manual and on its labels. ATVs handle differently from other vehicles such as motorcycles and cars. Proper instruction and practice are important.
ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, 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.
The ATV Safety Institute is a division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, a national not-forprofit association representing U.S. distributors of all-terrain vehicles. Supporting members are: BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Polaris, Suzuki, Textron Off-Road and Yamaha.