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The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules

January 31, 2014

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 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 hands-on ATV RiderCourse and the free online E-Course.

Visit www.atvsafety.org or call (800) 887.2887 to find a class near you.


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