ATV Safety Institute Banner Ads to Help Build
Awareness About Free E-Courses
Courses Teach ATV Safety to Adults, Teens and
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 – The ATV Safety
Institute is launching a series of new online
banner ads to promote its free, interactive ATV
safety courses at
The banner ads come in a variety of sizes,
with various messages and are available at no
charge to retailers, manufacturers,
distributors, riding clubs, youth groups, media
and others interested in ATV safety. They are
designed to be posted on websites and link to
E-Course registration page.
The ATV E-Courses are customized for three
specific groups: adult, teen (12-15 years old)
and youth (6-11 years old). The adult E-Course
also includes tips and advice for parents and
guardians to coach and supervise youth
throughout their ongoing learning process.
“We'd like to see everyone with a website and
a stake in ATV safety help us spread the word
about this free online training,” said Ray Ochs,
director of training systems for the ATV Safety
Institute. “Our interactive E-Courses can help
riders of all ages and experience levels. They
are great preparation for our half-day, hands-on
ATV Safety Institute RiderCourse and they are a
good way to refresh your knowledge. However,
online training is certainly no substitute for
the real-world experience gained through
an actual RiderCourse.”
Each self-paced ATV E-Course runs about two
hours and focuses on ASI’s Golden Rules as well
as general ATV knowledge and riding
fundamentals. The online courses include
riding-experience videos from a first-person
point of view, animation, and interactive
learning exercises and quizzes to self-test
knowledge gained. Users can bookmark the
courses, take a break at any time and resume
later where they left off.
Each E-Course will cover the ATV Safety
Institute's Golden Rules:
- Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet,
goggles, long sleeves, long pants,
over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
- Never ride on paved roads except to
cross when done safely and permitted by law
- another vehicle could hit you. ATVs
are designed to be operated off-highway.
- Never ride under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
- Never carry a passenger on a
single-rider ATV, and no more than one
passenger on an ATV specifically designed
for two people.
- Ride an ATV that's right for your age.
- Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs
are not toys.
- Ride only on designated trails and at a
- Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the
free online E-Course. Visit ATVSafety.org
or call 800.887.2887.
The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America®
promotes the safe and responsible use of
all-terrain vehicles through rider training,
public awareness campaigns and state
legislation. Additionally, the SVIA works to
preserve access to off-road lands and expand
riding opportunities. The SVIA is a resource for
ATV research, statistics and vehicle standards.
Accredited by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI), the SVIA develops standards
for the equipment, configuration and performance
requirements of ATVs.
Based in Irvine, Calif., the SVIA is a
not-for-profit industry association sponsored by
Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO,
Polaris, Suzuki, Tomberlin and Yamaha. Visit the
SVIA online at
www.svia.org. For safety information or to
enroll in the ATV RiderCourseSM nearest you,
www.atvsafety.org or call (800) 887-2887.