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NEWS | Aug. 9, 2011

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

By 628th Air Base Wing Safety office

All-Terrain Vehicles provide are a past time many people enjoy. However, they also present their own risks. The ATV Safety Institute promotes the following rules when operating an ATV:
  • Always wear a Department of Transportation compliant helmet and goggles, long sleeves, long pants and over-the-ankle boots and gloves.
  • Never ride on paved roads except when crossing them and only when it is safe to do so and permitted by law. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
  • Ride an ATV that is right for your age.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.