About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Virginia 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.

Heat stroke is the result of advanced heat exhaustion. This is a dire condition that can result in death and must be avoided.

Contributing Factors
  • Extreme heat and direct sunlight
  • Humidity
  • Dehydration
  • Strenuous exercise or enclosed spaces in warm weather
Symptoms
  • Dry, hot, and flushed skin
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Shallow breathing
  • High temperature
Prevention
  • Wear light, loose clothing.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats, vented if possible.
  • Drink plenty of liquids