THE AUSTRALASIAN OFF ROAD VEHICLE ASSOCIATION (AORVA)
Oct 20, 2021
AORVA, pronounced “Or-Va”, is a free to join, not for profit association that was established in 2014 to help achieve greater recreational riding location access throughout Australasia. Joining AORVA is like signing a petition that helps when lobbying Governments for fair and reasonable ORV access to public land.
AORVA membership is open to enthusiasts of ATVs, SSVs and other Off Road Vehicles. We work in collaboration with industry; with the aim of presenting our points of view to organisations and various levels of Government. A major theme of our advocacy is to open up more places for healthy outdoor enjoyment.
Off Road Vehicle adventure offers a fantastic positive lifestyle where friends and family come together and get outdoors to explore in the fresh air. ORV weekend get-aways help relieve the stresses of modern life and provide the setting for families to reconnect while enjoying our wonderful environment.
AORVA promote safety and recommend always wearing an appropriate helmet for all ATV and SSV operators and passengers. Good examples of other Personal Protective Equipment include long sleeve shirts and pants, good protective eye wear, gloves and sturdy enclosed footwear that covers to above the ankle.
Ensure that your ORV is suited to the task and use it appropriately only when you are not under the influence of any alcohol or drugs.
ATV operators should understand and apply Active Riding Style and learn to read their environment well before travelling at speed. They should feel comfortable operating from a standing position to better assess difficult terrain and always travel at speeds appropriate to their machine and operator abilities as well terrain, weather and other environmental conditions.
SSV operators should always wear a seatbelt, and be able to reach all of the manufacturers factory fitted hand holds with their back to the seat and feet flat on the floor. A key emergency practice to remember is to keep your arms and all body parts inside the vehicle in unforeseen circumstances. Doors and / or side nets form part of the vehicle’s overall safety system.
All ORV operators should seek to advance their skills and do refresher training courses. Never carry more people than the ORV is designed for and always follow manufacturer’s recommendations as detailed in the operators manual and the warning labels on the machine.
For more information, or to join AORVA visit www.aorva.com.au