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ATV Safety
ATV Safety Instruction
Example of an ATV Safety Education Card
There are two types of training available to Class I and Class III
operators, on-line and hands-on
 
ON-LINE SAFETY TRAINING 
Mandatory and being phased in for all operators


Taking an OPRD approved internet safety course is the only way to obtain the ATV Safety Education Card that is required for all operators of quads and motorcycles. The ATV Safety Education Course is being phased in for all ages by 2014. Once obtained, the ATV Safety Education Card is good for life.

Click here for online ATV safety training options 
                                         
 

Hands-on Rider Training
Beginning January 1, 2012, Hands-on training will also be required for youth 15 and under.  There are as many as 35,000 youth that may need to be trained. Because of this, as we approach 2012, training may be hard to find. Avoid the rush and get trained now!  
 
Click here to find hands-on training.  
 
 
Already Trained?
Those who have already received hands-on training via ASI or MSF and have completed the on-line safety training (above) have already met this requirement and can get a new, endorsed, ATV Safety Education Card at no cost now! Just send us a copy of the card provided by the hands-on instructor with an application and we’ll do the rest.
 
**Click here for the “Training Endorsement Request” form
 
**To save information typed into this form, you must have Adobe Reader version 8.0, which is available for free from the link at the bottom of this site.
 
 
Exemptions: 
Oregon Administrative Rule 736-004-0105 allows the following exemptions to possessing the ATV Safety Education Card”
1.  Non-residents riding in Oregon are exempt from carrying a State of Oregon ATV Safety Education Card if they possess an ATV Safety Education Card or equivalent issued by their resident state or nation.
    - An ATV Safety Education Card issued in another state or nation shall be honored in the State of Oregon if the issuing state or nation also honors an Oregon ATV Safety Education Card.
    - The operator must have a State of Oregon ATV Safety Education Card if mandatory education is not required in their home state or nation to operate an ATV on public lands.
2.  A person operating a Class I or Class III in a sanctioned competitive ATV event is not required to carry an ATV Safety Education Card.
 
NOTE: A person residing in Oregon who is required to possess an ATV Safety Education Card and is in possession of a certificate issued by another state or nation that is equivalent to Oregon’s ATV Safety Education Card may use that certificate as a temporary Safety Education Card and may operate an ATV in Oregon for no more than 30 days form date of residency provided the document is in the possession of the operator.

Instructor Resources
Do you teach Class I or Class III ATV courses in Oregon?
 
Click here to access forms and publications to assist you in your training.
 
Click here to log in and announce your upcoming training courses on our new training locator or to issue cards to students you have trained.
- If you do not have a login ID yet, call the ATV Safety Education Coordinator at 503-986-0585.
- Having trouble logging in? Call the ATV hotline at 877-772-3359.

ATV Safety Laws and Rules
The laws and rules affecting ATV riding change almost yearly. Make sure that you are up to speed on what you (and your youth riders) need to operate on Oregon’s public lands.
 
Click here to see what you need to ride your class of ATV on public lands 

OPRD OHV Safety Trailer
OPRD has a 24 foot safety trailer – ideal for large events. We have a fun & free quiz for kids to win cool stickers as well as dozens of informative handouts, brochures and maps.
 
Click here to learn more about the OHV Safety Trailer