Media Release

ATV Safety Workshop

Monday, January 5, 2009 12:00 AM

January 5, 2009

4:15 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) injuries and deaths are frequent in North Central Florida. Learning and using the top recommended ATV safety practices can increase enjoyment of riding ATVs and reduce accidents. The Alachua County Departments of Public Safety and 4-H are offering an ATV Safety Education workshop for youth ages 8-16, at the Cooperative Extension Service on January 16, 2009, a public school holiday, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Youth will learn ATV safety knowledge and skills in a fun, safe, and fast-paced classroom atmosphere.  A free 45-minute parents/caregivers orientation will be given at 9 a.m.  A registration fee of $5.00 is payable at the workshop, however, 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members are free.  Youth should bring a lunch. Snacks will be provided.

There will not be any ATV riding in this workshop. This is not the state required certification course for youth to legally ride on public land; however, the same safety information is taught.  It is good preparation for the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI) ATV Ridercourse, by helping children master the information taught.

For more information, or to register, call Alachua County Public Safety Public Education Coordinator, Lorraine S. Williams at 352-384-3106 or email



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).