Monday, July 18, 2011
YOUTH ATV ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM OFFERED AT COUNTY FAIR
The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce it is adding the Oregon 4H Youth ATV Rider Endorsement Program to its ATV Safety Training Classes at this year’s Clatsop County Fair.
The 4H endorsement program satisfies the upcoming requirement that youth under age 16 demonstrate hands-on skills to operate an ATV on lands open to public ATV riding in Oregon.
The youth rider endorsement evaluation session lasts approximately two hours. These sessions will be offered on Aug. 3 and 5, beginning at 10 a.m., at the fair.
These sessions are geared toward youth with prior riding experience. Each participant is provided the required skills information in advance of the session and must demonstrate proficiency in seven key areas. Each key skill must be successfully demonstrated to obtain the endorsement.
A limited number of loaner ATV’s will be available for youth unable to bring their own to the session.
Prompt enrollment is important so the study materials can be sent to the enrolled youth prior to the session. Please enroll through the following website: http://www.oregonatvsafety.com/.
Youth with little or no experience are encouraged to enroll in our ATV Safety Institute Ridercourse classes being offered on Aug. 2, 4 and 6 at the fair. Register for the Ridercourse classes by calling 800-887-2887. Be sure to request the Oregon Tuition Subsidy when registering, and if a loaner ATV is needed, reserve it when enrolling.
Contact Deputy Michael Nelson at (503) 791-4978 for questions and further information.
Community Relations Coordinator