ATV Safety Institute’s ATV Safety Week set for June 8 through 15
May 01, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2014 – This summer, for one week (June 8-15), the ATV Safety Institute will be launching ATV Safety Week throughout the country. ASI is seeking additional partners to join the Institute in encouraging riders and their families to become aware, attentive and accountable for ATV safety.
ASI is working with partners all across the country who have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training during ATV Safety Week. New partners can join the effort by hosting an ATV Safety Event at their local:
• School or after-school program
• OHV club
• Community exhibit
• Agriculture safety workshop
• Volunteer conference
• Powersports dealer
• Other community events
As a participant, partners will:
• Have their event listed on the ATV Safety Week website
• Have access to all of the ATV Safety Week graphics and creative elements
• Have access to ATV Safety educational materials
• Have access to customized ads and news releases specifically for their event
ASI will support each event with information on the website and send participants ATV safety educational materials. ASI also can assist in offering the ATV RiderCourse at no cost, as well as with site selection, course scheduling, registration materials, and completion materials.
ASI has arranged free training the sites listed below. Additional locations will be added as they are confirmed:
Tucson, AZ: Pima Motorsports Park
Colton, CA: Honda Powersports Colton Rider Ed Center
Irvine, CA: Kawasaki Jeronimo Campus
Alpharetta, GA: American Honda Rider Education Center
McCall, ID: Mile High Motor Sports
Grand Rivers, KY: TBD
Harrodsburg, KY: TBD
Sykesville, MD: ATV Rider Training Center
Laurel, MT: TBD
Troy, OH: Honda Rider Education Center
Redmond, OR: Deschutes County Fairground
College Station, TX: Texas 4-H Round-Up
Arlington, WA: TBD
Groups or others interested in joining ATV Safety Week should contact ASI at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 727-3727, ext. 3064.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 92 percent of all ATV-related fatalities are the result of warned-against behaviors, such as youth riding on adult-sized ATVs. ATV Safety Week will focus on educating the public about these warned-against behaviors and will make it easy to find and receive hands-on RiderCourse training where riders will learn about the proper operation of their machines. Additionally, they will learn about helmets and other protective gear, and ways to dramatically reduce risk.
The ATV RiderCourse also gives riders the opportunity to learn how to safely get the most out of their machines on a closed-course range, with the help of a licensed ASI Instructor. The RiderCourse is free for anyone who signs up during ATV Safety Week. The RiderCourse is also free year-round for anyone who has purchased a new, qualifying ATV from an ASI member company. The ASI offers easy enrollment at atvsafety.org, or 800-887-2887.
ASI also offers a free E-Course, available online 24/7. This online course is available in three age-specific courses for adults, teens and children. Students in each course will learn how to apply the "golden rules" of ATV riding in an interactive setting. The course includes videos, pictures, and interactive games to make it a fun and effective learning experience for all ages. After taking the course, users can take an ATV safety exam and receive a certificate of completion.
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. The ASI is sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO USA, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha.