Riders 16 years old and younger riding on public or private land in Michigan must
- Take an approved ORV education course,
- Carry an ORV safety certificate and
- Have direct visual supervision by an adult at all times.
The ORV safety certificate is proof that the individual has successfully completed all of the components of an approved ORV safety course. All other license and permits are required
Who Needs to Take a Snowmobile Safety Course???
- A person who is at least 12 but less than 17 years of age operating a snowmobile without direct supervision of a person 21 years of age or older must have in their immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety certificate.
- A person who is at least 12 but less than 17 years of age may not cross a highway or street without having a valid snowmobile safety certificate in their immediate possession.
- Snowmobile safety training is recommended for all snowmobile operators. Modern snowmobiles are capable of high rates of speeds over snow and ice. With the countless hazards associated with operating a snowmobile, training is a crucial factor in safe and responsible snowmobile operation.
- Michigan Conservation Officers, in cooperation with schools, organizations and associations, take an active role in assuring that all of Michigan’s citizens are given the opportunity to take a snowmobile safety course. The course emphasizes safe and responsible snowmobile operation.
To see a complete listing of Safety Classes, dates and locations scroll down.
Michigan Snowmobile Regulations:
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Michigan DNR endorsed online course
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Club Hosted Snowmobile and ORV Safety Class Schedule
Individual behavior and responsibility is the key to making ORV’s and snowmobiling safe. It is always a good time to remind riders to take charge of their own safety while riding. Recreational riding is a fun, family-oriented recreation enjoyed daily by thousands of people in our beautiful state!
Recreationalists need to be prepared while planning their trip. Never ride alone – and always leave a plan with family or friends before you leave. It is important to be sure the vehicles are in top running condition before you head out.
Know Before You Go! No ice travel is ever completely safe. Be sure to check the ice conditions before you go.
Slow Down at Night! Night riding requires extra precautions. It is important to ride at slower speeds and use caution to not override the vehicle’s headlights.
Recreational Riding and Alcohol Don’t Mix! Have fun on your run – but don’t drink until you’re done riding for the day.
Stay to the Right! When riding on trails, always anticipate oncoming traffic and stay to the right.
Be Aware of Avalanche Conditions! One at a time on the slopes! Knowledge is Powder is a short avalanche safety video that can be found here: http://vimeo.com/113677686
Ride Safe So You Can Ride Again!