Off Highway Motorcycle Safety


  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Except for dual-purpose models, never ride on paved surfaces except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. Dirt bikes are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; dirt bikes are not toys.
  • Never permit youngsters to ride dirt bikes that are too tall or too powerful for their capabilities.
  • Don’t ride alone on remote trails. Use the buddy system.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
  • Take a hands-on riding course. Visit

Information Sheets

Parents, Youngsters and Off-Highway Motorcycles

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Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist

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