Code of Conduct
As a member of QuadNB you accept the risks associated with the sport, and take responsibility for your own actions.
- I will ride in a manner that is a credit to our recreational sport.
- I will try and influence others to adhere to our code.
- I will respect the rights of others, including property owners and other enthusiasts.
- I will ride in a responsible manner and use marked trails or roads and if unsure, seek permission.
- I will protect our natural environment and respect agricultural crops.
- I will not harm or disturb wildlife, livestock, or the environment.
- I will minimize my impact on the environment and not litter.
- I will ride smart, safe, in control, and always be prepared.
- I will check ice and weather conditions to stay safe.
- I will render aid to those in need.
- I will obey all laws and regulations governing our sport.
- I will promote proper Quad education and training.
- I will practice zero tolerance with respect to impaired Quad riding.
Know the Rules & Regulations
Driving an ATV requires special skills and knowledge that take time to acquire.
Make sure you understand New Brunswick off-road vehicle enforcement.
Read the owner’s manual that came with your vehicle.
Practice techniques with the help of an experienced driver in an open area off the road and away from obstacles and other drivers.
Helmets and Protective Gear
Due to the nature of driving an ATV, it is essential to wear protective clothing for comfort and greatly reduces the risk of injury.
The helmet is mandatory for any occupant of a quad or a side by side. Wearing the Seat belt for the side by side equipped with them is also mandatory. Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding as it can prevent a serious head injury. Goggles or a face shield help protect your eyes from dust and/or debris and also help with visibility. When purchasing a helmet, please make sure that it meets at least one of the following standards:
- Canadian Standards Association D230 “Safety Helmets for Motorcycle Riders”
- Snell Memorial Foundation “Standard for Protective Headgear”
- United States of America “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218” and bear the symbol DOT
- American National Standard “Specifications for Protective Headgear for Vehicle User” Z90.1 (ANSI)
Good gloves will help protect your hands from the cold, or if you take a fall.
Long-sleeved shirt or jersey and a pair of long pants. Off-road riding gear, such as pants with knee pads and a jersey with shoulder pads, provide better protection.
The best protective footwear is a pair of over-the-ankle boots with heels to prevent your feet from slipping off the footrests.
Under the Age of 16
Any driver under the age of 16 who operates a quad in New Brunswick must be supervised and accompanied by a person 19 years of age or older who has successfully completed an approved safety training course.
Drivers under the age of 16 can only operate one of the following Quad’s
For any Quad model that is 2009 or older:
Varies depending on the engine size.
For any Quad model since 2010:
- Category Y-6+ (Youth 6 and over): Maximum speed of 16 km/h.
- Category Y-10 + Quad: (Youth 10 and over): Maximum speed of 24 km/h.
- Category Y-12+ Quad: (Youth 12 and over): Maximum speed of 24 km/h.
- Category T (transition models for teens who are 14 and 15 years old, (with adult supervision): Maximum speed of 32 km/h.
In summary, all you need to remember is this: There will be a manufacturer’s decal on these bikes (2010 up to now) that states which category the bike is, and they now have limiters set for each specific level. So, for these Quads, you just need to respect the manufacturer’s decal that is on the Quad.
Quad Safety Course
Increase your safety knowledge and practice basic riding skills in a controlled environment.
The Canadian ATV Safety Institute (CASI) – a division of the Canadian Quad Council (CQC) – has joined forces with the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) to offer the CASI ATV RiderCourses. The hands-on, half-day CASI ATV RiderCourses is conducted by licensed CASI Instructors.
QUAD NB certified instructors normally offer Quad safety courses until the first snowfall. Once you have registered, an instructor will be assigned to you. They will then contact you to schedule a date for the course. During this call, the instructor will inform you of the relevant details for the class, i.e.: schedule, location of the training site, and more.
Discounts also available