About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Washington 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.

A UTV designed to carry passengers

Most ATVs are not designed to carry passengers. A passenger can interfere with the operator’s ability to shift his or her weight properly during maneuvers, which can cause a loss of control. If your ATV is designed for more than one person, be sure your passenger(s):

  • Stays seated to keep the vehicle’s center of gravity as low as possible.
  • Keeps his or her feet on the footrests and does not extend his or her hands beyond the edge of the ATV.
  • Dismounts before you cross a road or difficult obstacle and walks across.