Primary Children's Hospital

(801) 662-1000Map100 Mario Capecchi Dr.Salt Lake City, UT 84113

When you’re out on the trails, we want you to have some serious ATV fun. That means wearing protective gear and staying safe on your vehicles.



The Intermountain West has the fourth-highest traumatic brain injury hospitalization rate in the country for children ages five to 14. Almost seven percent of those injuries involve motor vehicles, including ATVs. Plus, a child’s risk of being hospitalized from riding an off-highway vehicle is a thousand times greater than riding in a car.
 
But, we don’t want to let that ruin your ride. Just prepare ahead of time and stick to these safety guidelines:
 
Wear protective gear.
Protect yourself from head to toe with a helmet, goggles, long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy pants and over-the-ankle boots.
 
Get rider certification online.
Every rider should be certified, but for those under 16 or without a driver license, it’s the law. Sign up now at Utah ATV Rider’s Ed Course or get certified at your off-highway vehicle retailer.
 
Be responsible for your ride.
Keep yourself and others safe. Stick to the right number of riders per ATV, including the right age and size for the vehicle. Don’t ride beyond your skill level. And stay off paved roads.
 

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