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ORV Safety & Education

Wyoming Youth ATV Riders Course

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ATV riding can be a risky sport. One third (1/3) of all ATV accidents involve those under 16 years of age. Unfortunately some are severely serious and even fatal.

Because of a child's leg and arm length, hand size, and strength, it is often difficult for children to properly control an adult-sized vehicle and be RIDER-ACTIVE.


Children often emulate parental behavior.
Children often underestimate the danger and risk because of inexperience.
Children often overestimate their skill level.

Before you let your children ride, they need to learn how to properly operate the vehicle safely.

Take a Safety Course Before Riding

How do I learn to Ride my ORV?
Wyoming State Trails Off- Road Vehicle Education Youth Outreach Program along with ATV Safety Institute (ASI) Rider Course will provide instruction on basic riding skills for All-Terrain Vehicles ages 8 and up.

Each program teaches a building block style instruction formatted to address state ATV rules and regulations, rider responsibilities, environmental issues, safety equipment, and riding skills.

Training Opportunities

Training Summary Reports

All reports are in PDF Format PDF Document

ORV Safety Tips & Ethics

  • Wear a helmet and eye protection at all times and other protective clothing suitable to the environment.
  • Do not carry passengers on your ATV.
  • Do not let young or inexperienced riders operate ATVs without training and supervision.
  • Do not use alcohol or other drugs when you ride.
  • Learn proper riding skills from an instructor or qualified rider and practice such skills before riding.
  • Always maintain a safe distance between riders. Tailgating can lead to collisions and injuries.
  • Ride with others and let someone know where you are riding. Never ride alone.
  • Obey the laws.
  • Stay on trails designated for ATVs.
  • Be informed of local weather conditions and dress and equip yourself appropriately.
  • Know the area you are riding in. Be aware of its potential hazards.
  • Always ride at a safe and responsible speed. Know your abilities and don't exceed those levels.
  • Make sure your equipment is in top working order; check before heading out.
  • Carry a map of the trail or area you intend to travel.
  • Use common sense.
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