A member of the Washington County Board of Supervisors said she recently learned Greenville Motor Sports has seen a significant uptick in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) sales.
During a September meeting, the BOS unanimously voted to allow Mississippi State University Extension 4-H Agent Lionell Hinds to proceed with ATV training.
The decision came after Hinds discussed that as popularity with ATV activities grows, the safety aspect is often taken for granted.
In that regard, Hinds has made his services available, setting an official start date of Saturday, Nov. 7 to begin ATV training.
“The number will still be no more than eight kids at a time,” Hinds said. “The program is a state-wide program that Mississippi State University sponsors and I am a nation-wide trainer to do the program of ATV safety training.”
Hinds noted that even though we are in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, kids are still riding ATV’s unsafely.
“The more we can reach the kids to train them, it may be able to help prevent some of these accidents that’s been going on,” he added.
Hinds also pointed out the practically non-existent risk he believes would be associated with the training.
He said because participants, children and adults alike, will be distant and equipped with a helmet, goggles and gloves, the chances of someone contracting the virus are slim to none.
Hinds previously used grounds at Warfield Point Park as a venue for training.
He said if Warfield is not yet suitable to utilize for training, he will use an open area behind the Washington County Convention Center in which the BOS voted unanimously to permit.