About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Vermont Offroad Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Vermont ATV Safety Certificate.

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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.