July 2024 proclaimed ATV Safety Awareness Month in Alaska

ATV Safety Awareness month proclamation 2024This message brought to you by Alaska Safe Riders with support from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Matanuska Telephone Association, and the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Division Alaska State Troopers.

When gearing up for ATV adventures this summer, don’t forget to put safety on the top of your list. July is ATV Safety Awareness Month in Alaska. With the highest number of off-highway vehicles per-capita, we also face the most injuries and fatalities in the nation, which is why Governor Mike Dunleavy is calling all riders to action.

Before you hit those trails, gear up with the essentials including helmets, gloves and other protective clothing as a good start. Always perform a pre-ride inspection and remember, no drugs or alcohol when you’re behind those handlebars.

Parents, teach your children the importance of safety and lead by example. By riding smart, we can all enjoy Alaska’s breathtaking trails and keep our loved ones safe. Join us this July in spreading the word and making ATV safety a priority.

Ride smart, stay safe and let’s keep Alaska’s trails accident free. Go to for the latest information about ATV Safety. And while you’re at it, consider becoming a member so that you too can help with the effort to keep Alaska’s trails open and safe for everyone.

Knowing the rules, following safe riding practices, and keeping informed on trail conditions will ensure every adventure this summer is a safe, happy experience. Learn more at