ATVs have become popular for work and recreation on many farms and ranches. Unfortunately, reported cases of serious injury and death from an ATV rollover accident have increased along with their increased use. Most of these ATV rollover accident injuries and deaths can be attributed to unstable design, too high center of gravity and/or operator error.
Make ATV safety a priority on your farm or ranch
An ATV is not a toy, children should not be permitted to operate ATVs without specialized training and then they should be allowed to only operate an ATV of an appropriate size.
Contact the ATV Safety Institute to Enroll in a Course
- ATVs with an engine size of 70cc to 90cc should be operated by people at least 12 years of age.
- ATVs with an engine size of greater than 90cc should only be operated by people at least 16 years of age.
- Wear appropriate riding gear: DOT-, Snell ANSI-approved helmet, goggles, gloves, over-the-ankle boots, long-sleeve shirt and long pants.
- Read owner’s manuals carefully.
- ATVs are not made for multiple riders. Never carry anyone else on the ATV.
- Any added attachments affect the stability, operating and braking of the ATV.
- Do not operate the ATV on streets, highways or paved roads.