As a parent, it is up to you to set a good example for ATV safety

Only you can help your child ride sensibly and safely. Setting some ground rules for when they can ride their ATV is a good idea and it will reinforce the serious nature and responsibility that comes with ATV riding.

You should:

  • Control access to the ATV keys.
  • Only allow children to ride after they have demonstrated they can follow direction.
  • Do not allow your child’s friends to ride your child’s ATV without their parents’ permission and your supervision. Remember, only the parent of the child can decide if their child is ready to ride.
  • Do not let anyone ride your ATV unless they have completed formal ATV training; this includes adults.
  • If your child looks tired or physically fatigued, don’t let them ride their ATV.
  • If you decide it’s time to ride, only let your child mount their ATV if they have all their gear on.
  • If you have other ATVs that are intended for use by adults, don’t let your child play on the vehicle, even if the key is not in the ignition. It’s not a toy.
  • Every ATV made by our Members comes with a warning label, clearly stating the minimum age of the rider. Find it. Know it. Enforce it.

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