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.

Sideview of an off-highway motorcycle

Off-highway motorcycles are categorized by a number of off-road sports, the most notable being the following.

  • Motocross: These motorcycles are designed for racing over jumps and are not legal for the street.
  • Enduro: These long-distance competition motorcycles meet minimum standards to be “street legal,” as well as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
  • Dual-purpose: Designed for paved-road and off-road use, these motorcycles are fully street legal.
    • Lights and turn signals are approved for highway use.
    • Tires are approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
    • Spark arrestors are approved by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
    • Noise- and emission-control devices conform to EPA standards.