August 29th, 2013, 05:55 PM
Michigan DNR Launches Online ORV Safety Class

Aug. 26, 2013

Starting today, operators of off-road vehicles (ORVs) in Michigan will be able to obtain their required Safety Training Certificate by taking a Michigan-endorsed and approved course.

"The online ORV safety education course offered by ATVcourse.com is another option for students to obtain their ORV safety certificate," said Cpl. John Morey of the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Law Enforcement Division. "The online content is modeled after our existing program and specifically tailored to Michigan."

In Michigan, operators of ORVs under the age of 16 are required to have a Safety Training Certificate and be under the supervision of an adult to legally operate an ORV. While the training is not required for those 16 years of age and older, the DNR recommends all riders get the safety training.

Students who are unable to attend a traditional ORV classroom course may take this course as an option. The Michigan online ORV course will allow students to obtain the required safety certification on their own time, which will mean more young riders obtaining safety education in time to enjoy riding with their families.

To register for the online course (which is free to sign up and study for, and costs $29.95 upon completion), go to www.atvcourse.com/usa/michigan/.

August 29th, 2013, 06:03 PM
Well, first the DNR remove the mandatory hands-on training course administered under the Department of Education and now this.I absolutely DO NOT support this type of training. Michigan ORV laws are far to complex and hard to understand and an On-Line ORV safety course will NOT give detailed information regarding the use of Michigans Complex and Complicated ORV trail system/laws. Add to the mix the complexity of PA 240, National forest use, LUOD,or other complex issues that affect ORV trails and riding/laws in Michigan and this is a recipe waiting for diasaster IMO. I cant wait to hear from some of these On-Line certificate holders who will be issued citations for information that they were unaware of and not informed about in the On-Line safety course.