The farmer in New Zealand has been criticised for failing to ram home the basics of ATV safety. The recent Taranaki coroner recommendation that farmers think about alternatives to ATV use has frustrated NZ Motorcycle Distributors chairman Clive Cooper-Smith. The finding was as illogical as arguing cars should be banned because of high death rates on the open road, Cooper-Smith said.
ATV riders count on national organizations like the AMA, ATVA, ASA and the NOHVCC to keep our right to ride and race. But, sometimes local ATV clubs are just as influential and active as these large organizations in the fight for riding freedom. Two clubs, one small and one large, are great examples of the big local effort to keep trails public and to crown fast racers.