The program itself consists of three components. One is to provide ATV/OHV Safety Education Awareness (SA) presentations to groups of any size in various venues. The curriculum is designed on the nationally accepted principles of ATV/OHV safety education either with (30-45 min.) or without (15-20 min.) a video module. The second component is a “train the trainers” element, whereby adults and youth leaders are taught to give the SA presentations themselves (SAT). SAT candidates must complete the RC. The third is the ATV Safety Institute RiderCourse (RC). The RC is a hands-on, 4 hour, ride-the-ATV course utilizing state licensed ATV instructors on a closed range.
Since the programs’ inception, we have seen 30,000 Texas schoolchildren (and adults) in 47 Texas counties. Media materials are most often distributed along with the SA and include brochures, videos, posters, stickers, and activity books.