About the Study Guide

You are looking at the North Dakota Offroad Rider’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain off-road education certification from Offroad Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about off-road safety.

ATVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But ATVs also can be dangerous if you don’t understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.

  • Different types of ATVs have their own handling characteristics, so it’s important for you to learn how to operate your particular model. For example, most ATVs have front and rear brakes, but some have linked brakes. You need to know the correct braking techniques for your ATV.
  • ATVs also use different transmissions, shifting mechanisms, throttle mechanisms, starting mechanisms, cooling systems, and axle designs. Controls and their locations also differ from one ATV model to another.
Diagram pointing to an ATV's clutch lever and shifter