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Teens May Register Now For ATV Certification Class

Berlin--In Vermont anyone under the age of 18 who operates an all-terrain vehicle or ATV anywhere other than the family property is required by law to successfully complete an ATV safety certification class.

On April 20 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will host a Vermont All-Terrain Vehicle Sportsman's Association safety certification class. This free class for 12 to 18 year-olds will take place at the UVM Extension Office at 617 Comstock Rd. in Berlin from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and all materials are included.

The class will cover proper safety gear including helmets, eye protection and recommended clothing; laws and regulations for safe ATV operation; how to conduct a pre-ride check; trail etiquette and other information required for certification. A written test will be administered at the end of the class for certification.

Anyone interested in attending must register by April 10. No late registrations will be accepted as pre-class study is required. The class is open only to teens residing in Vermont.

To register, contact Kristen Mullins, UVM Extension youth farm safety coordinator, at (802) 656-2034 or (800) 571-0668 (within Vermont) or e-mail kristen.mullins@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, call or e-mail by March 29 for assistance.

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