Protect yourself » Always wear a helmet and other protective gear. Wearing a helmet can prevent 80 percent of injuries and fatalities caused by ATVs.
Keep on track » Ride only on designated trails, and at a safe speed. Never ride on public roads where another vehicle could hit you.
A clear head » Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Watch your weight » Never carry a passenger on a single-rider vehicle.
Know your limits » Ride an ATV appropriate for your age. Supervise riders younger than 16.
Get a license » Utah law requires riders ages 8 to 16, who do not have driver licenses, to take certified courses before they can legally ride. Find a course by calling 800-887-2887, or go to www.atvsafety.org.
Reporting by Tom Wharton and Anne Wilson. Sources: ATV Safety Institute; Utah state law; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Utah Medical Examiner.