The Ride with Respect program is an interactive presentation that has been designed to teach school children about off-highway vehicle safety. The program was developed by the Alberta Government working with the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association, Alberta Snowmobile Association, Alberta TrailNet and the Alberta Safety Council. It will provide School children with information about operating off-highway vehicles in a safe, respectful, and environmentally-friendly manner.
The increasing number of injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths on off-highway vehicles are well documented by studies and reports. Our goal is to help reduce these incidents through pro-active education. We also want to teach students how to be respectful of other trail users and to be aware of how to “tread lightly” on the land on which we ride.
Ride with Respect is available in three levels: Grades 1 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7 – 12.
Each lesson helps to meet the Alberta Education Health and Life Skills Program of Studies. They encourage students to develop appropriate safety behaviours for community recreational situations, such as all terrain vehicle and snowmobile operation.
We would be pleased to present, at no cost, the Ride with Respect program to the students at your school. The lesson takes approximately 45 minutes to deliver. We also have some educational worksheets and resources that we can leave with the students to encourage discussion on these topics at home.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a presentation.