Media Release

Two ATV Workshops

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 1:00 AM

2:45 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - ATV injuries and deaths are frequent in North Central Florida; learning and using the top recommended ATV safety practices can increase enjoyment of riding ATV's and reduce accidents. The Alachua County Department of Public Safety and 4-H are offering ATV Safety Education workshops for youth ages 8-16, at two different locations and dates; October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Archer and on November 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office at 2800 NE 39th Avenue in Gainesville. 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. each day.  A registration fee of $ 5.00 is payable at the workshop.  4-H and FFA members are free.  Youth should bring a lunch. Snacks will be provided.

There is no 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 ASI ATV Rider Course, and allows the children to 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

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