Getting your first ATV can be exciting. But to make sure that you stay safe and while you have fun, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your first ATV.
Learn to ride.
You may think that since you have a driver’s license and ATVs are simple that you can hop on and ride right away. Take the time to read about your ATV and how to operate it. In Florida, riders must be over the age of sixteen, and in order to ride on public land, you must complete a safety course. However, if you’re not familiar with ATVs, it would be a good idea to complete a safety course even if it’s not required.
Have the gear you need.
In Florida, all riders under 16 must wear helmets and eye protection. But riding an ATV is similar to riding a motorcycle. Protective gear can keep you from getting injured. Gloves and long pants can prevent burns from hot metal, and protect your skin if you fall. Even in Florida where it gets hot, protective gear is important.
Keep your ATV protected.
It’s a good idea to have insurance for your vehicles, and ATVs are no exception. As an off-road vehicle, ATVs aren’t like cars or motorcycles, so they aren’t covered under your car or motorcycle insurance. Since you can drive ATVs off your property, they’re probably not covered by your homeowners insurance either.
So to make sure you and your loved ones are protected, contact Assure-Us today about ATV insurance and get the most out of your first ATV.