About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Texas 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.

Ice is as hard as pavement and requires extreme caution. Spins are common and fast stops are impossible.

  • Equipping your tires with chains can improve traction and stopping.
  • Use slow speeds. To stop, let up on the throttle and allow the machine to coast to a stop.
  • Don’t go onto lakes or rivers unless you know the ice conditions. The ice should be thick enough to support your loaded ATV safely.
  • Stay away from areas where streams are flowing in or out of the ice, which weakens the area.
  • As a rule, it’s best to stay off frozen rivers and lakes.