ATV Safety Institute’s ATV Safety Week Set for June 6 through 14

Institute Seeking Additional Partners to Host Educational and Training Events

Free ATV Safety Training Available Throughout the United States

IRVINE, CA – May 11, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – This summer, from June 6 through 14, the ATV Safety Institute will be launching ATV Safety Week throughout the country. ASI is seeking additional partners to join the Institute in encouraging riders and their families to become aware, attentive and accountable for ATV safety.

ASI is working with partners all across the country who have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training during ATV Safety Week. New partners can join the effort by hosting an ATV Safety Event at their local:

  • School or after-school program
  • Camp or Church
  • OHV club
  • Fair
  • Community exhibit
  • Agriculture safety workshop
  • Volunteer conference
  • Powersports dealer
  • Other community events

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As a participant, partners will:

  • Have their event listed on the ATV Safety Week website
  • Have access to all ATV Safety Week graphics and creative elements
  • Have access to ATV Safety educational materials
  • Have access to customized ads and news releases specifically for their event

ASI will support each event with information on the website and will send participants ATV safety educational materials. ASI can also assist in offering the ATV RiderCourse at no cost, as well as with site selection, course scheduling, registration materials, and completion materials.

ASI has arranged free training at the sites listed below. Additional locations will be added as they are confirmed:

  • Anza, CA – Coach 2 Ride
  • Rancho Cordova, CA – Prairie City
  • Campo, CA – Golden Acorn Casino
  • El Centro, CA – Superstition
  • Lakewood, CO – Thunder Valley MX Park
  • Daytona Beach, FL – Volusa OHV Training Center
  • Columbia, GA – Riley
  • Maquoketa, IA – Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • Grand Rivers, KY – Grand Rivers
  • Fordland, MO – Rogersville
  • Laurel, MT – Butler Property
  • Laurel, MT – Laurel High School parking lot / Safety Day
  • Hamilton, MT – Al’s Cycle Yamaha
  • Great Falls, MT – Rainbow Motorsports
  • Lowville, NY – Flat Rock
  • Warsaw, NY – Hume Arena
  • Lowville, NY – Flat Rock
  • Garber, OK – Garber
  • Prineville, OR – Prineville Christian Church
  • Coal Township, PA – Anthracite Outdoor Adventure
  • York, PA – Don’s Kawasaki Yamaha Polaris
  • Elizabethtown, PA – Hernley’s Polaris Victory
  • Big Spring, TX – Outback Adventure Track
  • San Angelo, TX – Porter Henderson Yamaha
  • Winchester, VA – Valley Cycle Center
  • 9 Miles Falls, WA – 7 Mile Park
  • Harpers Ferry, WV – Riverfront Motorsport Park

Groups or others interested in joining ATV Safety Week should contact ASI at trainingops@svia.org or call (949) 727-3727 X3068.

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. ATV Safety Week will focus on educating the public about these warned-against behaviors and will make it easy to find and receive hands-on ATV RiderCourse training where riders will learn about the proper operation of their machines. Additionally, they will learn about helmets and other protective gear, and ways to dramatically reduce risk.

The ATV RiderCourse also gives riders the opportunity to learn how to safely get the most out of their machines on a closed-course range, with the help of a licensed ASI Instructor. The ATV RiderCourse is free for anyone who signs up during ATV Safety Week. The ATV RiderCourse is also free year-round for anyone who has purchased a new, qualifying ATV from an ASI member company. The ASI offers easy enrollment at atvsafety.org, or 800-887-2887.

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

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 atvsafety.org or call (800) 887-2887.

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