What To Do If You Crash Your UTV

You don’t want to plan for the worst, but knowing how you’ll react could be the difference between life and death. It’s likely you’ve seen plenty of news stories about UTV and ATV accidents. The truth is, they do happen. So before you ride, make sure you know what to do if you crash your UTV.

First and foremost, before dealing with a accident you want to make sure you are prepared for it by wearing the proper equipment. You should always wear a helmet no matter how long or how short you will be riding. You should wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect your limbs, tall boots to protect your feet and ankles, gloves to protect your hands, as well as goggles or protective eye-wear to keep your eyes safe.

Besides your clothing of choice, you can protect yourself further by adding accessories to your UTV. A good example is adding on a UTV folding windshield. You can keep yourself protected with the option of allowing a fresh breeze to enter the cab of your UTV.

Whether you’re looking to make your own windshield for a Polaris Ranger, or are looking for something specific like the Polaris Ranger 570 Midsize windshield, you want to make sure you have the best UTV windshield for your machine.

UTV Windshields & Accessories sells Polaris UTV windshields as well as many other brands. No matter what type of windshield you choose, you’ll be sure to get a windshield of the highest material when you shop from UTV Windshields & Accessories.

You can stay safe by wearing your seatbelt and keeping a first-aid kit in your UTV. It is also helpful to know the basics of first-aid and know CPR. You should avoid riding alone and make sure you always have a way to call for help, should you need it.

If you are in a crash, the first thing you want to do is take a deep breath and remember to stay calm. Make sure you are well and able to help others before trying to do so. If you are injured call for help while you try to stop the bleeding or try to stabilize yourself however necessary. If you are able to help, you need to check on your passengers or those with you. If someone is no longer breathing, make sure you begin CPR and then call for help.  Unless you are in immediate danger, try not to move those who are injured to avoid making injuries worse. Try to stop bleeding and keep those with you as calm and comfortable as possible until help can arrive.

It’s also a good idea to know how to handle cuts, abrasions, minor fractures, burns, and various bug and animal bites. Chances are you won’t have to deal with a major UTV crash, but you may very well deal with bites, scrapes, and bruises every so often!

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