An online safety course, sponsored by the Oklahoma State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is a great way to introduce the ATV experience to both novice and experienced riders.
Before actually driving an ATV, youth who are interested in learning more about the safety aspects of handling these machines can do so through an online safety course. The course is sponsored through the ATV Safety Institute (ASI), in cooperation with ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.
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“Oklahoma averages more than 15 ATV-related deaths each year and has one of the nation’s highest rates of injury for youth age 16 and under. This online learning opportunity is one of the first steps youth can take to learn about safe riding,” says Mike Klumpp, Oklahoma 4-H ATV safety coordinator.
The E-Course is free and can be found at www.atvsafety.org. It offers three age-specific e-learning courses to address basic ATV safety principles.