What To Know Before You Go
Top 10 Things Every Rider Must Know About ATVs
ATVs are not toys! They are powerful
and potentially dangerous vehicles.
ATVs can travel at speeds in excess
of 60 miles per hour and can weigh in excess of 700 pounds.
ATVs can easily roll and tip over.
Their unpredictable nature in off-road conditions makes
training and proper use essential.
In 2003, there were an estimated 740
deaths associated with ATVs, including 140 reported deaths
that involved children. In 2004, an estimated 136,000 ATV-related
injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms.
All riders should always wear a helmet
when on an ATV.
About one-third of ATV-related deaths
and injuries involve children. Anyone younger than 16 years
of age should never be on an adult ATV.
Stay off paved roads and avoid unfamiliar
Never carry a passenger on a single-rider
Do not drive an ATV while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
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