The Canada Safety Council provides the following safety considerations for the safe use of all terrain vehicles.


Ride off-road only, never on public roads.Recreational Vehicle Rider

  • Know your owner's manual.
  • Wear your helmet.
  • Protect your eyes and body.
  • Check the ATV before you ride.
  • Ride with others - never alone.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding passengers and recommended age for riders.
  • Always supervise youngsters.
  • Keep noise levels low.
  • Ride sober — no alcohol or drugs.
  • Lend your ATV to skilled riders only.
  • Preserve the environment.
  • Be courteous to all you meet.
  • Ride within your skill.
  • Respect riding area rules.


Wear a helmet and protective clothing.