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

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OHM rider and ATV rider making themselves visible to each other on a trail
  • Make yourself visible to other drivers.
    • Wear bright clothing.
    • Use your lights at all times.
    • Use hand signals when turning or stopping.
    • Flash your brake lights when you slow to a stop.
    • Ride in the area of the road where others are most likely to see you.
    • Stay out of blind spots.
    • Let the driver ahead see you.
    • Help drivers at intersections see you.
    • Use whip flags on sand dunes.
  • Practice skills in a safe area before exploring more difficult areas.
  • Always observe regulations.
  • Never drink and ride.

When riding your OHM at night:

  • Always use your lights.
  • Slow down to give yourself more time to react.
  • Increase the distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.