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All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training Course Offered Free

Friday, September 28, 2001

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  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks now offers an All Terrain Vehicle safety home-study training course available at no charge.  "Driving an ATV safely requires unique safety skills and handling to avoid common hazards, as well as particular responsibilities for the environment," said Ray Paige, FWP's trails program specialist.  "It is important that ATV users, especially our youth, have access to a quality training opportunity to gain skills in these areas."  The new ATV driver safety training is a well-rounded orientation to the world of ATV's including assessing risks and how to reduce them; basic riding skills and how to handle different terrains; and how to face unexpected situations.

"An important aspect of this training is the review of an ATV rider's responsibilities, including the laws and guidelines for all trail users and the environmental concerns associated with ATV use," Paige said.

The course is targeted for young riders as well as adults and is specifically tailored to ATV use in Montana.  

A print copy of the home-study training manual and course materials can be ordered by calling FWP at 406-444-7317 or by email to rpaige@state.mt.us or by ordering on the internet at fwp.state.mt.us, on the Education page under Off-Highway Vehicles.