About the Study Guide

You are looking at the South Carolina 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.

First, consult your owner’s manual. Typically, you will:

  • Point the ATV in a safe direction.
  • Put the transmission in neutral or park.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Turn on the fuel valve.
  • Make sure that the engine stop switch is in the “run” or “on” position.
  • Put the choke in the “on” position if the engine is cold.
  • Start the engine.
Engine stop switch

Starting Off

After the engine is warmed up:

  • Apply the hand brake.
  • Release the parking brake.
  • Shift into gear.
  • Release the hand brake and apply the throttle slowly.