The safety trailer

Nakusp students learned about safe ATVing this spring

by Pat Knecht |

Photo of teaching kids ATV safety

The Revelstoke and Arrow Lakes ATV Clubs were keen to teach students about safety. — Photo courtesy Arrow Lakes ATV Club

Spring is here, the machines are tuned up and it is time to hit the trails. Our club thought this was a great chance to remind folks of the safety code for ATV riders. Tom Dickson (Revelstoke ATV Club) brought the safety trailer to Nakusp on May 14, 2009. The trailer was parked at the Nakusp Secondary School. Arrangements were made so that students could tour the trailer during the day along with the public. The trailer was also open after school until 8 p.m. for everyone. The outdoor education class along with their teacher spent a considerable amount of time at the trailer. George Bonacci (president of the Arrow Lakes ATV Club) and Ernie Knecht (ride director) facilitated a discussion about safe riding and etiquette on the trails. They also discussed multi-use of trails, and trail maintance in our local area. The students participated in the discussion and showed keen interest.

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