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Safe ORV riding

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Safe ORV riding

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Speed and rider inexperience are the primary contributing factors for ORV accidents, serious injuries and death.

Keep these important safety tips in mind:

  • Ride at a safe speed.
  • Ride on the right side of the trail.
  • Keep lights on when riding.
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Ride sober.
  • Operate within the limits of your ORV and yourself.
  • Only transport a passenger when the ORV has been manufactured to carry a passenger. A
  • Stay on the trail and be prepared to adjust for changing environmental conditions.
  • Create a ride plan (times, locations you and check-in points) and share it with others.
rules and regulations

Rules & regulations

It's your responsibility to know the rules and regulations before you ride.

ORV safety certificate

Get safety certified

Operators under age 16 in Michigan must take an approved ORV education course.

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Trail etiquette

Knowing the rules for mixed-use trails and interacting respectfully with other users helps ensure a fun and safe day in the outdoors.