Local youth trained in ATV safety at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital, Safe Kids VT, and Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association held a half-day classroom training to teach local youth the importance of safe riding and following the rules when riding ATV’s.

Trained instructors from VASA conducted the four-hour training.

The students even enjoyed a visit from local Game Wardens Jenna Reed, Jason Dukette, and Dustin Cerces.

All students passed the test, anxious to receive their state approved certificate that allows them to ride safely and legally.

“This was the second largest training we’ve done in Vermont and we’re grateful for such strong NEK interest,” Dani Luce, Operations Director for VASA said. “It’s important for youth to learn good habits at an early age and to also learn the rules so they become confident riders.”

Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Through education and outreach efforts, North Country Hospital remains committed to helping reduce the risks of injury to our own Kingdom kids.

If you missed this class and are interested in future ATV safety training, contact Beth Barnes at bbarnes@nchsi.org for more information.

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