Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Education
Online OHV Safety Education Course
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s all terrain/ off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety education course includes instruction on the basic skills required to safely ride or operate an OHV. These include responsibilities of OHV riders to others and the environment, general information on preparing for the unexpected, additional educational resources, laws, rules and regulations for the safe, ethical and responsible operation and use of OHVs.
ATV Safety Week is June 2-11, take a free OHV safety course
The AZGFD OHV Safety Education team is offering free hands-on courses in partnership with the ATV Safety Institute on Tuesday, June 6; Thursday, June 8 and Saturday, June 10. Courses with less than four students may be cancelled.
All hands-on courses are for riders 16 years and older. Riders must provide their own ATV and proper riding equipment, including:
- DOT-approved helmet
- Riding goggles
- Long sleeves
- Long pants
- Over-the-ankle boots
All children participants must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information or questions about ATV Safety week or these course offerings, call 623-236-7384.
“Show Us Your Helmet Hair” Contest
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Valerie Venable Game and Fish Prizes/ Fresh Air Educators Free online course
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Classroom Safety Education Courses
Quail Kids is an interactive learning experience designed to teach young riders the importance of off-highway vehicle safety. The course topics include protective riding equipment requirements, matching rider abilities to machine size and ethical riding.
Register for a Quail Kids course.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently developing hands on and classroom safety education courses for ATVs and ROVs (side by sides). Information will be posted as soon as they are available. Contact: Matthew Eberhart at 623 236-7384.
ATV Safety Institute
The ATV Safety Institute’s (ASI) primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider. ASI developed a hands-on training course that introduces basic techniques for riding an all-terrain vehicle. The course also covers protective gear, local laws, finding places to ride, and environmental concerns.
ASI also offers a safety training E-Course.
Recreational Off-Highway Vechicle Association
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) promotes the safe and responsible use of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV).
ROVs are sometimes referred to as a side-by-side or utility terrain vehicle (UTV). ROHVA has developed two options for ROV safety, an E-Course and a Basic DriverCourse.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), internationally recognized developer of comprehensive, research-based curricula, developed DirtBike School (DBS), which is a fun, one-day, hands-on training session available to anyone six years old or above that teaches you basic riding skills and responsible riding practices, including risk management and environmental awareness.
Other OHV Safety Education Training Opportunities
Arizona State Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs sponsor safety clinics that teach basics of 4WD.
United Four-Wheel Drive Association provides a 4WD safety and awareness program.