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Safety First

 
 
I found an excellent site dealing with ATV Safety and other ATV related topics. Just click over the link below.

More ATV information can be found at The Maine Way.

ATV SAFETY COURSE 
 
If you are interested in a Certified State ATV safety course please contact Mike Hebert 207-562-7328 or fill out the comment form on the Club Officers page by clicking on the link below this article.  Mike would like to know if there is enough interest this year for one or two more classes. 
 
These courses are excellent for all to brush up on skills and especially good for any person just getting into the sport of ATVs.  Safety courses are required for all drivers under 16.  In the past Mike has held these courses at the Dixfield Sportsmans Club.  The club has donated their time and space for these events.  
 
Mike can also give information for those who wish to become Certified as a Safety Instructor. 

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ALWAYS REMEMBER

All trails are seasonal and are closed during mud season.

Trails can be closed without notice for maintenance, safety or by the owner of the land for any reason.

Some areas may have wood harvesting in progress.  Follow all signs and be curteous.

Watch for cars and trucks on shared roads.

Always ride single file and to the right and yeild to all cars, trucks and commercial vehicles.

Remember the maximum speed on shared roads is 25mhp.

 

 Operating your ATV
  • Know the laws pertaining to ATV use in the areas you ride.
  • Be prepared;  take a safety course, make sure you and your ATV are insured.
  • Know the area you are riding in:  be aware of terrain and weather conditions.
  • Remember it's fun but don't get hurt.
  • Wear protective gear:  helmet, eye protection, long pants and shirt, solid shoes or boots and gloves.
  • Use good judgment:  maintain proper speed for the terrain, visibility and your experience.
  • Remember an ATV is a motorized vehicle and you should never drink and drive.

River Valley Riders ATV Club * P.O. Box 221 * Rumford, Maine  04276