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How to Safely Ride Your ATV in the Rain

As freeing and fun as it is to ride your ATV in the rain, there’s a lot you need to consider while you are riding. Normal conditions change when the rain starts to fall. There are a different set of best practices to help you stay safe when the terrain gets slick. Keep in mind that after days or weeks without rain, oil buildup on the terrain makes the first rainfall even more treacherous.

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Following the Unwritten Rules of the Trails

Whether you’re a new rider or a veteran, it’s important to follow the unwritten rules of the trails while you’re on your ATV or side-by-side vehicle. The unwritten rules ensure you keep yourself, other riders, and wildlife safe. Where you’re riding is the animal’s their natural habitat and respecting that is vital. Here, our experts at CFMOTO will walk you through some of the unwritten rules of the trails.

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Invest In This Safety Gear Before You Ride

ATVs, side-by-side vehicles, and other off-road machines are designed to be driven on rough terrain. The freedom to ride through nature is one of the thrills of owning this type of equipment. However, when you’re traveling at a high speed through untamed nature, it is important to have the proper safety gear so you can stay safe. At CFMOTO, we encourage all riders to wear safety gear whenever and wherever they are riding because accidents happen when you least expect it. Here are some pieces of equipment you should consider when you ride:

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Riding Your ATV Safely in the Rain

If possible, try to avoid riding your ATV out in the rain. Unfortunately, if you are already out riding and experience some unexpected showers, there’s not much you can do but get through it. Below are some helpful tips for riding in the rain safely so you can prevent injury or damage to your machine.

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How to Operate ATVs in High Altitudes

Why do people get altitude sickness? A few reasons. The air is thinner, meaning there isn’t as much oxygen for your lungs. Also, high altitudes create to drier conditions, meaning you can become dehydrated quickly.

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Your Guide to ATV Tire Loading and Inflation Rating

The more you know about your CFMOTO ATV parts, the safer you’ll be when you are operating it. One of the most important components of your ATV is the tires. The tires establish the grip on all surfaces, support the payload, and allow you to travel across rugged terrain.

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Do You Need a License to Operate an ATV?

ATV riders in most states who were born after a specified date are required to complete an approved ATV Safety Course, and carry a state-mandated ATV Safety Certificate with them while riding on public lands. Some states may also require operators to carry a license even if they are riding on their own private property. Check with your state to find out how the regulations apply to you.

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Worst Case Scenario, Part 1: How to Handle ATV Emergencies

If you or someone else sustains an injury in an ATV accident, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. If you can transport the injured rider, then put them on your ATV and carefully ride them to the nearest medical center.

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The Dangers of Riding Off the ATV Trail

Most ATV trails contain standardized signs that officials place at the beginning and throughout all motorized routes. The signs include the type of vehicle either allowed or prohibited on the course and the times and dates that the trail is open or closed.

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ATV Safety on the Job

ATVs contain unique features that enable them to operate in harsh work environments where larger, less mobile vehicles cannot safely be used. Their oversized, deep tread, and low-pressure tires, and lightweight frame - compared to other motorized vehicles - enhance their maneuverability but also present risks such as a rollover which may occur due to a high center of gravity and a relatively narrow wheelbase.

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