ATV riding demands that your youngster wear proper protective gear. ATV riders should ALWAYS wear a helmet, eye protection, gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket and over-the-ankle boots.
Anything less is not adequate protection. NEVER let anyone ride an ATV without a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant motorcycle helmet. Be sure it fits correctly. It should be snug but not tight. It must be property fastened.
Riding a bicycle is an enjoyable way to exercise, have fun and get where you need to go. By taking steps to prevent accidents and avoid injury - do the same - you and your family can enjoy riding bicycles safely for many years to come.
Practice what you teach about bicycle safety. Be diligent about wearing a helmet, stopping at stop signs and flowing other important safety rules. Your children will learn more from your example than from your words
Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can help prevent a serious head injury or even death.
There are a few basic tips to keep in mind when selecting a helmet. Select a helmet that meets or exceeds your state's safety standards and carries either the DOT label or the Snell Memorial Foundation label.
Your helmet should fit snugly and fasten securely. Full-face helmets help protect your face as well as your head. Open-face helmets are lighter and may be cooler, but should be used with mouth protection. Eye protection should be used with both types of helmets.