Get Trained, Go Forth and Ride to Celebrate Independence Day
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April 26, 2017
ATV Safety Institute Calls on Riders to Be Ambassadors this Holiday: Get Trained, Follow and Share Eight Golden Rules of ATV Safety
September 1, 2017

IRVINE, CALIF., June 26, 2017 – Many ATV enthusiasts will be revving up their July Fourth celebrations with family and friends out on the trails. Key to creating great memories is to ensure all riders get trained and practice safe, responsible riding habits, and the ATV Safety Institute is encouraging all riders to take the free ATV E-Course before the holiday.

“Off-road riding on ATVs is an incredible way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, and get some exercise,” said ASI President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Buche. “The best way for anyone to get started is to take the ATV Safety Institute’s free online E-Course at Whether this is your first time taking it, or if you are refreshing your safe riding habits, these three age-specific interactive courses are fun and effective learning tools.”

The next step is to take the hands-on ATV RiderCourse, which teaches riders everything from how to operate controls to basic and advanced riding techniques, how to stay safe and how to preserve our trails. The ATV RiderCourse is free year-round for anyone who has purchased a new ATV from an ASI member company, and their eligible family members. Other riders can take the course for a small fee. The ATV owner may also be eligible to receive a cash or gift card incentive for completing the course.

All ATV enthusiasts, no matter their age or experience level, can become safer, more responsible riders by adhering to the ASI’s Eight Golden Rules of ATV Safety:

  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 or call 800.887.2887.

The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute®, develops rider training programs and promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs. The ASI works to reduce crashes and injuries resulting from improper ATV use. Formed in 1988, the ASI is a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America®. For safety information or to enroll in the ATV RiderCourse℠ nearest you, visit or call (800) 887-2887.