NOTICE TO PARENTS: Anyone interested in taking the ATV Safety Training Course
Anyone born after July 1, 1987 and who is 16 or older must successfully complete the ATV safety training independent study course before operating an ATV on public lands.
Persons under 16 of age must successfully complete both the ATV safety training independent study course and the riding component before operating an ATV on public lands
Exception: Persons 10 or 11 may operate an ATV up to 90cc on public lands or frozen waters if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
ATV safety training is recommended for everyone who operates an ATV. The DNR has an ATV safety training course for anyone 11 or older. The course includes ATV familiarization, operating procedures, safety concerns, rules and regulations, ethics, and environmental concerns.
Eleven year olds may take the ATV safety education and training program, but the certificate is not valid until they reach the age of 12.
The ATV safety training course consists of two parts: first is the independent study CD, which must be completed prior to the student taking the second part. The second part is a classroom review/exam and riding component. The independent study cd is available free of charge by calling the DNR information center at 651-296-6157, toll free 1-888-646-6367, or DNS safety training program office at 1-800-366-8917. The cost of the course is $15.00, which is collected during the classroom review/exam and riding session made out to the DNR.
The above info is taken right from the regulations booklet and is sponsored by the Agassiz Trail Riders ATV Club in Kittson County. Please contact club training coordinator, Judy Blomquist (218-754-7611) for more details.
Joanie Krantz, Agassiz Trail Riders ATV Club President