About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Massachusetts Offroad Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Massachusetts OHV Safety Education Certificate.

Learn More Register for the Course

Set up the course you used for braking in a turn. Place markers #3 and #4 ahead and several feet to either side of #2. Practice the turns by accelerating through the gears in the straightaway, downshifting at the turns (marker #2), and coming to a smooth stop at #3 or #4.

  • Start from the first marker in second gear. Turn toward marker #3 or #4 after you pass marker #2 on the outside.
  • After passing #3 or #4, stop as quickly as you can while downshifting into first gear.
  • If you feel your ATV swerving to one side, center your body on the machine and look where you want to go.
  • If the rear end skids, ease up on the rear brake and shift into a lower gear.
  • If the front end slides or skids, apply less front brake pressure.

Animation: Making Quick Stops on a Turn