Many of us are instructed about the importance of safety first in our early years. It’s important to remember that, if you engage in high-speed sports activities like ATV riding, don’t tempt fate. All-terrain vehicles are often an exciting activity that can quickly turn disastrous in the event of an accident.
If you’re planning on riding an ATV, keep the following safety folks in mind:
Don’t drink and drive. Many folks think that driving under the influence is only relevant for on-road vehicles. It’s possible to be charged with a DUI/DWI if you’re driving an ATV or any other type of vehicle.
Buckle your seat belt. The force of ejection in the event of an accident could cause spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), chronic pain, and even death.
Know if your ATV can accommodate multiple passengers. Overload to the ATV can cause it to flip over.
If you own an ATV, take a prescribed safety course. Safety is essential.
Don’t allow young drivers to operate an ATV. California law states that an individual younger than 18 years old can’t drive an ATV on publicly-owned lands unless he or she has taken a specific safety training course offered by a certified safety instructor. A young driver may operate an ATV in the event that his or her parent or authorized adult has earned ATV safety certification. Children younger than 14 years old must be directly supervised by an adult and either or both must have earned safety certification.
If you were involved in an ATV accident or in any other motor vehicle accident in which another operator or driver negligently caused you to suffer serious bodily injuries, you need our personal injury team in Chino Hills, California. Contact The Paris Firm today to discuss your case.