In India, it is legal for older kids and teens to ride ATV vehicles for off-roading fun even without a driver’s license. Yet these adventure riding thrills come with their own share of major safety risks. Read through the following list of safety tips to avoid such risks during an ATV riding spree.
Some Safety Tips for young and adult ATV riders
- Children aged 12 years and younger should ride an ATV under adult supervision only.
- Every rider must take a safety certification program or attend a training camp to learn the safe operation of an ATV.
- It is advisable to ride an ATV that suits your size, competence, physical capacity and age.
- It is mandatory to wear an approved helmet and eye protection gear while driving an ATV.
- Clothes such as long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, and over-the-ankle boots must be worn to prevent scrapes and cuts.
- You should venture out with your ATV only during daylight hours.
- It is advisable to stick to the safe speed limits to ATV trails.
- One must know the basic first aid for taking care of minor injuries.
- Never ride an ATV under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Paved surfaces or public roads must be avoided at all times while driving ATV vehicles.
- The Polaris Youth ATV drivers are advised to kindly stick to the limit of passengers as directed by the manufacturer such as Polaris.
- Kids and teens should not drive another passenger.
Always remember that ATV riding will be risky. Yet these vehicles are fun packed which is why the youth is attracted to them. But there is no guarantee that a driver will not get hurt while driving them. So, please abide by the above safety rules to have a safe ride.