A Smart Rider is A Safer Rider
At Polaris, we are committed to the safety of our customers and riders. Part of safety starts with education. This means understanding your machine, the terrain, conditions, and more. As we promote safety, our goal is to make each rider an informed rider who can champion safety for everyone in our riding family.
Know Your Terrain
Where you ride plays a role in how and what you ride. Be it snow, water, roads, dunes, or trails, it's essential to understand how safety can differ to best drive a fun and safer ride regardless of the machine or location.
Get an all-new view on all things Off-Road with our Trail Talk YouTube series. Join Evan (and our cameraman, Erik) as they share great tips for your side-by-side and ATV.
Meet Dan Adams
Leaning on partners is one way that we learn and educate riders to be safer. One of these partners is Dan Adams, backcountry snowmobiler and avalanche safety advocate. Meet Dan and let him share his wisdom before you head into the backcountry.
Your owner's manual is an excellent safety and maintenance guide. They guide on vehicle warnings, protective gear, and operating procedures. Check out videos to learn how to enjoy a safe riding experience with your Polaris vehicle.
There are many groups and organizations dedicated to safer riding regardless of your machine of choice. These groups provide training, tips, and more. Here are a few for you to know.
ATV Safety Institute
The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute® (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness.
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association offers many things, one of which is a two-hour safety course, helps develop safe driving habits, but it is not a “learn to drive” course. It is intended to improve awareness about ROVs and inspire a safety-minded approach to off-road recreation.
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a national body of OHV recreation enthusiasts, develops and provides a broad spectrum of programs, materials, and information, or “tools,” to individuals, clubs, associations, and agencies to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.
Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based Rider Education and Training System (MSF RETS).
Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council's mission is to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling. Through education and advocacy, this group helps get more people safely on two wheels.
International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) coordinates committees within the industry to handle concerns such as snowmobile safety, promote the snowmobiling lifestyle, and the positive economic impact of snowmobiling throughout the world.
American Council of Snowmobile Associations
ACSA is a national organization uniting the snowmobile community and promoting snowmobiling as a safe, fun and environmentally friendly family sport.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
The National Marine Manufacturers designs programs and services to solidify and grow recreational boating.
Discover Boating is aimed to help people get started in boating. They do this by sharing information on the benefits of boating, tips, and advice on choosing a boat, boating activities, and where to go boating.
Being a safe rider also means being a good steward of where you ride. Learn more about how you can make an impact by leaving less impact.
Design for Safety
Our commitment to designing and building safe vehicles has been a cornerstone of our company since our founders created our first snowmobile over 66 years ago, and that commitment remains today. Learn more about how we focus on this throughout our design and post-sales processes.
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Brought to you by the Polaris Help Center, the Polaris Podcast is here to make owning a Polaris Off-Road Vehicle even easier. If you're not an expert, it's okay. Tune in monthly as our experts explain a variety of topics, from how your transmission works to how to store your ORV during the offseason.