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The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute, a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness.

The ATV Safety Institute's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing crashes and injuries that may result from improper operation by the rider.

Approximately 25 million Americans ride all-terrain vehicles. Besides recreational use, ATVs are also used in agriculture, a wide variety of industries, and the Armed Forces. The ATV Safety Institute leads the way in implementing and expanding ATV rider training programs nationwide for all riders.

Click here to enroll in an ATV RiderCourseSM: Enrollment Express

About the ATV RiderCourseSM

The ATV Safety Institute’s goal is to make the ATV RiderCourseSM available to large numbers of students. To accommodate the growing number of ATV purchasers, a centralized enrollment service called Enrollment Express was established to fulfill the demand for training.

When a new ATV is purchased, the dealer provides the customer’s information to the ATV Safety Institute, and an Enrollment Express representative then contacts the purchaser to offer a free ATV RiderCourseSM in their area.

In 2006, 16.8 percent of all U.S. first-time buyers without prior riding experience took advantage of the free training session offered by ASI. In 2006, 44,468 students completed students the ASI's half-day, hands-on ATV RiderCourseSM.

“Try Before You Buy” Training Offer

Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows that first-time purchasers without prior riding experience benefit most from ATV training.

The “Try Before You Buy” program enables first time buyers to take the ATV RiderCourseSM before they purchase an ATV to see if ATV riding is an activity they and their family would like to pursue.

Students who complete training and then purchase an ATV within 12 months will be eligible to receive reimbursement for their training fees plus any available training incentive from the vehicle manufacturer.

Benefits of the “Try Before You Buy” program:

  • Helps parents be better prepared to supervise children
  • Provides potential riders with hands-on training before they commit to purchasing an ATV