ATV Safety Institute(R) Hosting Kids Training Days; Free Training for Kids Ages 8-15 in Raleigh, North Carolina May 20-21, 2006

--On December 1, 2005, a landmark all-terrain vehicle safety bill, SB 189, sponsored by Sen. William R. Purcell, went into effect. This law requires that ATV operators born on or after January 1, 1990 must possess a safety certificate that indicates they have successfully completed an ATV safety course sponsored or approved by the ATV Safety Institute.

The ATV Safety Institute is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a free training event for kids ages 8 to 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students who complete the course will receive a safety certificate.

For each student who completes the ATV RiderCourse(SM) during this free training event, the ATV Safety Institute will donate $100 per student to North Carolina Safe Kids to help further ATV safety awareness in the state.

Who:       Kids in North Carolina, ages 8 to 15. No riding experience
           is necessary. Even if you don't own an ATV, take advantage 
           of this opportunity to teach your children the safe way to 

When:      Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2006.
           Rain or Shine

Where:     Wendell, North Carolina

Enroll:    Call toll-free 800-887-2887 to sign up for this free
           training event. Space is limited.

We invite the media during this time to take advantage of:

Training: An abbreviated ATV RiderCourse for any interested member
of the media. This is a great opportunity to gain a new perspective on
ATV riding from behind the handlebar. ATVs and protective gear will be
provided for participants.

Interviews: Speak with ATV safety experts on ATV use, the industry, 
and current safety issues.

Support Tools: Opportunity to obtain B-roll and still photography
illustrating the safe and responsible use of ATVs.

The ATV Safety Institute's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing crashes and injuries that may result from improper operation by the rider. More information can be found on the website,

With approximately 6.9 million ATVs in use in the United States being operating by more than 15 million Americans, it is important that everyone understand the importance of safe and responsible use of ATVs. Please take this opportunity to share with your audience this valuable, life-saving, safety information.

About the ATV Safety Institute

The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute(R), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America(R), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle safety education and awareness. The ASI's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider. For safety information or to enroll in the ATV RiderCourse(SM) nearest you, visit and click on "Online Enrollment," or call 800-887-2887.

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