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

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ATVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But ATVs also can be dangerous if you don't understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.

  • Different types of ATVs have their own handling characteristics, so it's important for you to learn how to operate your particular model. For example, most ATVs have front and rear brakes, but some have linked brakes. You need to know the correct braking techniques for your ATV.
  • ATVs also use different transmissions, shifting mechanisms, throttle mechan­isms, starting mechanisms, cooling systems, and axle designs. Controls and their locations also differ from one ATV model to another.
Diagram pointing to an ATV's clutch lever and shifter