Like motorcycles, dirt bikes, and mopeds, ATVs can be dangerous if riders fail to take the necessary precautions before (and after) setting out. To help make sure you’re ready to ride, we’ve shared a few ATV safety tips below, courtesy of North Bay Now. Happy trails!
According to the article, you should make sure you’re aware of the weather forecast as well as any hazards – geographical, animal, humans – the trail you are on could pose.
Wear the Gear
This isn’t breaking news, but a helmet can save your life. In Alberta, Canada, 41 percent of all ATV-rider deaths from 2002-2013 were due to head injuries. In over 75 percent of these deaths, the rider was not wearing a helmet. Riders should also wear a jacket, long sleeves, boots, and gloves, says North Bay Now.
It’s important to get formal hands-on training from a recognized/trained ATV instructor, according to the article. You should also consider refreshing your training each season.
Before riding, make sure you’re buckled up properly and that all gear and equipment is in proper working condition.
It should go without saying, but you should never use drugs or alcohol before or while operating an ATV.
In addition to these tips, always make sure you let others know where you will be riding and when you are due back. Also, take a cell phone or radio with you, as well as a first aid kit, in case of an emergency.
Find a Local ATV Rental in Northern Utah
ORV? Off Road Vehicle! This term encompasses all the above and more. Planning a 4×4 trip but don’t have the right off-road vehicle? ClubRec provides ATV rentals in the Salt Lake City. From quads and four-wheelers to kayaks and snowmobiles, Rent It Today can help put you in the driver’s seat of the off-road vehicle of your choice. For more information, visit www.rentittoday.com!