ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma

ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma is a joint initiative led by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Trauma One Injury Prevention at OU Medical Center and Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The goal is to provide safety education and injury prevention information for the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), also known as four-wheelers and quads.

The Childrens Center ATV Riding Safety Oklahoma

ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules

  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Never ride on pave roads.  Cross safety and when permitted by law.  
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
  • Ride an ATV that’s right for your age. 
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.  
  • Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the online E-Course.

Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of death in a crash by 42%

The Childrens Center ATV Riding Safety Oklahoma

Wear the Right Safety Gear

It’s important to wear the right gear when riding to prevent injuries.

  • DOT compliant helmet
  • Goggles
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Gloves
  • Over the ankle boots

A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear a rider can wear!