Top 3 Tips To Always Riding Safe When Driving Your UTV
Your UTV can provide you with one of the best pastimes with family and friend on just about any day of the year. That is if you’re riding safe. While lots of fun, UTV’s are also very powerful. If they aren’t used properly they can do a lot of damage. It’s important to know how to keep yourself and others on the trail safe. Here are the top three tips to always ride safe.
1. Protect Yourself
In order to ride safe on your UTV you need to be sure that you’re protecting yourself. This means never getting into your UTV without first putting on a helmet. Always wear a helmet.
There is other important protective gear you should wear, like eye protection, sturdy shoes that cover the ankle, long sleeved shirts and pants, and a pair of gloves. All of these things will help to protect you in the event of an accident. And even in less serious situations, wearing protective gear will keep you safe from debris on the trail like rocks, sticks, mud, or branches that seem to find their way inside your UTV. They can also keep you protected from the elements as well. Another way to protect yourself is with a UTV windshield. A side-by-side windshield, like protective gear, will help to keep both driver and passenger safe no matter what the road throws at you.
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2. Obey The Rules
Rules are put in place for a reason, and it is to keep people safe. You can ride safe when you follow the rules. This means obeying traffic laws like speed limits, riding on designated trails, and ensuring you have the proper license or certificates if necessary to ride your UTV.
There are other rules that should be followed that will help to keep you safe, like using the buddy system. Stay in a group, or with at least one other person, so that help is always close by. Be mindful and courteous to other drivers. As you respect the rules, other riders, and your machine, you will stay safe.
3. Be Prepared
By following steps one and two you are setting yourself up to always ride safe. But there are still unknowns and accidents. Sometimes you can’t avoid certain situations, which is why it is important to always be prepared. You should always keep an emergency kit on you that includes survival necessities like food, water, extra clothing, a tarp or some sort of shelter, and communication equipment. You also want to have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand as well. Try to be a defensive driver and be foresee unsafe situation so that you can always ride safe.