|Both Safety and Education are huge parts of CORVA's mission. We help by educating our members and others with articles found here and in our monthly newsletters.
FIRST THE BASICS
ATV Safety Training
In the 80's the OHV commission developed an ATV Safety program because Red Rock State Park would not let families through the park with Green Sticker
motorcycles or Quads. So the then Director of State Parks Henry Agonia made it a condition that we come up with an ATV training program, and then kids and
families could go through Red Rock State Park, which is a key link between El Paso BLM Area and Dove Springs BLM area.
So here we are almost 30 years later and finally we have a program that you can take your ATV safety training online.
After you chose what class you need, it
will ask you to create a user name/password and then, it will show an ASI ATV Safety Online Training Course video.
Remember it is the law that anyone 16 years and younger has to have a certificate in their possession.
The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness. ASI's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATV's, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider.
The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) unveiled the above online safety courses on its website (www.atvsafety.org). The ASI ATV Safety Online courses are custom-designed for specific target audiences: adult, teen (12-15 years old) and youth (6-11 years old). The adult e-course also includes tips and advice for parents and guardians to coach and supervise youth throughout their ongoing learning process.
“We realize how critical the Internet is to the educational process, and what an essential communications tool it is for American families today,” said Paul Vitrano, executive vice president, ASI. “We’re very pleased with the strong response to the beta-launch of ASI’s e-Learning courses. Day or night, weekdays or weekends, adults, teens and children can prepare in advance for the hands-on ATV RiderCourse or brush up on skills and safety information after taking the course. The combination of the ATV RiderCourse and online e-courses provides an expanded learning experience that enhances rider safety.”
Each self-paced ATV Safety Online course runs about two hours and focuses on ASI’s Golden Rules and the fundamentals of the ATV itself and riding, with an emphasis on risk management and avoidance. The online courses include real-riding-experience videos from a rider’s point of view, animation, and interactive learning exercises and quizzes to self-test knowledge gained To engage teenagers and children 6 to 11 years of age, the ASI e-courses are introduced by avid ATV riders Christopher and Kyle Massey, stars of the Disney Channel TV shows “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House” and the Nickelodeon show “Zoey 101.” Their mother, Angel Massey, implores parents and guardians in the adult e-course to supervise their children while riding, as she does when riding with Christopher and Kyle.
The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:
1. Always wear a helmet and other protective gear.
2. Never ride on public roads -- another vehicle could hit you.
3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider vehicle.
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 an ATV RiderCourse; call toll-free at 800-887-2887, and take the free E-Course at:
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 RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit
Below are some of the articles from past issues of the newsletters that deal with Safety and Education:
The California 200 Race
Crisis Management 101
By Wayne Nosala - Asst. Director – Legislation
The Many Ways To Get Educated
By Ed Waldheim - VP – Education