ATV safety class may pay off - in cash
you've recently bought a new ATV, you might be able to get paid for being safe.
Most major manufacturers offer buyers an ATV RiderCourse, offered by the ATV Safety Institute, said Mike Mount, an institute spokesman.
The course is free for those with new ATVs and usually includes a $100 incentive, Mount said.
Participants are taught how to start, stop and everything in between, he said. The course includes information on shifting weight into turns, riding over obstacles and going up hills.
The half-day, hands-on course is available for those ages 6 and older. Classes are taught at nine sites in Nebraska and 23 sites in Iowa and are held on weekends during the ATV-riding season, said Jen Dreis, an institute spokeswoman.
Children ages 6 through 11 take a special, kids-only class, Mount said. Class is limited to four children, and a parent must be present.
Children age 12 to 15 attend class with adults, he said, but it's still recommended that a parent attend.
Children must be on youth-sized ATV models to enter the course, Mount said.
Those who aren't eligible for a free class can still enroll by calling (800) 887-2887