The ATV Safety Institute
August 1, 2017
The first time a parent hears their child say they want to ride an ATV and go off-roading, they may be a little nervous. You want to do all you can to make sure your child is protected, understands his responsibility and most of all is safe.
This is where the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) comes in. The more prepared you and your child become, the safer they will be on the trails and the more relaxed you will be. Riding lessons at ASI are all about education and respect.
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 ASI fosters the safe use of ATVs with a fun, relaxed and simple approach. Safety is always first and foremost and getting children to understand the important basic safety procedures is done in a fun and constructive way. The ASI teaches both the why and the how to ride safely.
Kids are taught about the rider responsibility where ecology is concerned–how to take care of the Earth, where to ride and how to treat their ATVs; in an effort to convey that the better we treat our land, the more opportunities there will be for riding. They will also receive instruction on the technicalities of riding by practicing on riding trails that offer varying types of terrain and difficulty levels. Testing out how their ATV tires handle the different terrain is all part of learning. With moguls and rocks, bowls and ridges these trails are a place for riders of all levels to practice navigating an ATV uphill and downhill, over obstacles and turns.
Taking riding lessons from the ASI will ensure that your child has a firm grasp and understanding of the power of his ATV and the respect he needs to have for the environment. The ASI provides safety training for anyone 6 years or older.