ATV SAFETY

VISION - SAFE ATV USE...REDUCE THE RISK!

DANGERS

Riders are often thrown from the ATV leading to head, spinal cord and internal injuries that can be fatal. Young children are commonly injured while riding as a passenger. Parents should ensure that if their child rides an ATV, he/she has the developmental skill required to handle the vehicle and is riding an ATV that is the correct size.

Knowing all you can about your ATV and the places you can ride is the best preparation for safe and enjoyable riding.

The ATV Rider's course is 5 1/2 to 7 hour training program, operated by CSC certified instructors.

For more information on a Rider's Course near you, call 1-613-739-1535, Extension 227 or Extension 230.

Additional information is also available on the Canada Safety Council web site at www.safety-council.org

ATV SAFE RIDER CODE

Fact: For adults, many ATV injuries are linked to alcohol.

Fact:Children between the ages of 5 to 19 account for more than 1/3 of all ATV sustained injuries.

Fact:There has been a 50% increase in hospitalizations over the past 5 years due to ATV's.


TOP 10 CODES

  1. Know your operator's manual.
  2. Check the ATV before you ride.
  3. Wear your helmet, protect your eyes and body.
  4. Get qualified training.
  5. Ride off-road.
  6. Ride with others - never alone.
  7. Ride within your skills.
  8. No passengers - respect riding area rules and preserve the environment.
  9. No alcohol or other drugs.
  10. Always supervise youngsters.

ATV Rider Training Overview

The Canada Safety Council (CSC) is a national not-for profit organization, which is administered Canada wide by the National Co-ordinator of Specialty Vehicles. The CSC ATV Rider Course provides hands-on training, promoting the safe and responsible use of ATV's. The course is designed for individuals six years of age and over, and is conducted on age appropriate ATV's.

THUNDER BAY AREA ATV RIDERS COURSE

The ATV Riders Course is available in the Thunder Bay area (training dates set as per demand) and is available for industrial groups as well as all individuals from 6 years of age and older. Following are two Canada Safety Council (CSC) approved instructors for this training.

(If other CSC approved ATV/Snowmobile Riders Course instructors are available in the Thunder Bay area, please contact Thunder Bay Safe Communities by e-mail to provide details.)

Jake Vandahl
Intola Safety
ATV/Snowm,obile Riders Course available as per demand. For additional information, contact Jake Vandahl by telephone (807) 767-7485 or by e-mail (info@intolasafety.ca) .
Doug Stanton
www.ofatv.org
Training available for industrial groups or the general public as per need. To obtain further information, or to register for the ATV Riders Course, contact Doug Stanton at Telephone (807) 475-7713 (evening hours) or (807) 473-2343. or by e-mail (crusader@tbaytel.net)


LINKS:

Canada Safety Council

Intola Safety

Ontario ATV

Operation Lifesaver

Transport Canada Road Safety