Minnesota's ATV Safety Course for Kids
August 1, 2017
Many states now require that children take a mandatory ATV safety course before operating an ATV. Today we'd like to take a closer look at Minnesota's ATV safety class, which is generally indicative of other classes across the country.
Minnesota requires that children between 11 and 15 take an ATV training course via compact disc, pass a written test and then a skills test. Prior to the test, children receive a CD essentially an ATV safety textbook," which includes basic safety topics, pre-ride preparations, and state-specific laws. At the end of each chapter is a short quiz.
The ATV Training Safety Class is next, where participants must score at least an 80 percent on a 50-question exam to pass. Participants who pass the written test next take a road exam, which tests their ability to handle tight turns and hills.
They must also pass a pre-ride safety check of their ATV tires.