Keeping good times afloat begins with a boating safety course, carrying boat safety equipment and knowing the local laws that keep passengers safe.
The Safest ATV Gear
There's nothing like the freedom of the open trail on an ATV, But before you take off on your off-road adventure, always make sure you're protected from head-to-toe with the right equipment.
Get Geared Up
- DoT-approved helmets are a must. A helmet is one of the best tools you can use to protect yourself on an ATV. Full-face helmets offer the most protection and comfort.
- If you’re not wearing a full-face helmet, be sure to use goggles or adequate eye protection to keep wind, dirt and debris out of your eyes.
- Look for high impact eyewear, with V-8, VESC-8 or Z87.1 ratings
- Gloves with padded knuckles will protect your hands from injury, keep them warm in cold weather and help reduce fatigue.
- Long sleeves and long pants are smart ways to avoid burns, scratches and other injuries.
- For added protection, wear gear with padded shoulders and knees.
- Over-the-ankle boots will keep your feet more firmly planted on the footrests. The higher the boots go, the more protection they offer.
Curious about other ways to make your off-roading more fun? Test your trail smarts with 7 Tips for Safe ATV Rides.
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