After experiencing pandemic-related closures for several weeks, people will be heading outside in droves as restrictions are eased for public places like parks. Although the social distancing requirements have not been lifted and you should still maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from others, you can still get outside and get fresh air and avoid cabin fever.
This also means that people will be utilizing recreational vehicles, including ATVs. Because they are viewed as a hobby or sport, people often forget they are potentially hazardous vehicles and overlook the possible dangers of riding.
Below are some safety tips for riding your ATV:
- Always wear a helmet
- Do not allow more people than the ATV was designed for- follow single or double occupant rules strictly.
- Do not ride on paved roads
- Maintain a safe speed while riding
- Supervise all riders under age 18- ATVs are not toys
Serious and even fatal accidents still occur when these safety precautions are followed, but there are safety guidelines in place for these recreational vehicles and there may be legal recourse for your ATV accident. The team at Cordisco & Saile as experience handling cases with recreational vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, call Cordisco & Saile for a free consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
Remember to continue following all local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and stay safe!