The Importance of ATV Safety

Did you know that in 2010, 115,000 people were injured riding ATV's? When used correctly, ATV's are a great tool to explore to outdoors and have fun – but when used incorrectly, can be a deadly weapon. Take these tips from the ATV Safety Institute to keep yourself and your family safe while riding year round:


  1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.

  2. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

  3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

  4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.

  5. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.

  6. Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.

  7. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.

  8. Take a course on safety!

Take these tips to ensure you and your family have a safe riding experience!