NOHVCC has created a webpage with educational messaging aimed at renters of ROVS. If you know of any ROV rental companies that could use this messaging please pass this article along.
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), a nonprofit public benefit organization primarily funded by MIC, SVIA and ROHVA exists to create a positive future for OHV Recreation. To further this mission NOHVCC, as a national body of OHV recreation enthusiasts, develops and provides a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information, or “tools”, to individuals, clubs, associations, and agencies.
NOHVCC’s Board of Directors, State Partners and staff share a commitment to safe and responsible use of OHVs, including recreational off-highway vehicles (also known as side-by-sides) on lands both public and private. NOHVCC endeavors to educate all who use these vehicles for recreational purposes by creating, identifying, and sharing tools that will help all end-users understand NOHVCC’s ethic.
ROV rental businesses provide opportunities for drivers of all experience levels the chance to enjoy the outdoors and OHV recreation. Many renters may be first-time operators or passengers in a side-by-side vehicle. Further, some may have experience, but have never been exposed to safe and responsible use messaging. As a result, we wanted to share some tools, which can be easily accessed and shared with renters at the time of rental.
NOHVCC has created a document (below) which can be provided to customers at the time of rental. The document asks renters to use their personal cell phones to scan the included QR code which will lead them to a special page that has industry-created safe and responsible use messaging. The messages, both written and in video form, are short, to the point, and provide a base level of understanding for inexperienced users. Of course, nothing replaces hands on training, but the provided information will at least introduce renters to important factors to consider.
The webpage can be accessed here, or by the QR code form below.
In addition to providing important messaging to customers – utilizing this approach may even provide rental companies with a discount on insurance! We encourage companies to check with providers to see if requiring this sort of educational material will reduce costs.
If you know someone who rents ROVs please pass along this article.
For those who would like to utilize these new tools – everything you need is below. If you do not operate a ROV rental company yourself, you can provide the Letter to ROV Rental Companies below to any rental company employees you know. Also below is a copy of the QR Code Signature Form which can be easily downloaded and printed for immediate use.
QR Code Signature Form (for rental customers to fill out)
Please feel free to reach out to NOHVCC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns – or to let us know you are using this tool. Thank you for your consideration.