Sign up for OHRV safety course

The Merrimack area Off Highway Recreational Vehicle ATV and Trail Bike Safety Education Course will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The course is sponsored by the Merrimack Police Department and will be held in the Merrimack Town Hall on Baboosic Lake Road.

In New Hampshire, OHRV operators ages 12 and older must possess a safety certificate or a valid driver’s license. A safety certificate is issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class includes instruction on proper preparation and care of the vehicle, basic operation and safe riding techniques. Operator requirements are also discussed, such as appropriate clothing, what to bring with you, outdoor survival skills and medical self-help. The OHRV laws are reviewed. A written exam will be required.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Officer William Vandersyde of the Merrimack Police Department at 424-3774 or the N.H. Fish and Game Department at 271-3129. There is no charge for the class.