UTV ROV ATV Safety
The following UTV ROV ATV Safety Rules focus on safe and responsible use. Most importantly, they were developed to help drivers and passengers avoid crashes and injuries. Always fasten your seat belt, wear a helmet and other protective gear. Most importantly, keep all parts of your body inside the UTV/ROV. Drive only in designated areas, at a safe speed, and use care when turning and crossing slopes.
Here are some good tips on UTV ROV ATV safety. Differences and safety information to help the outdoor enthusiasts protect themselves and the environment. Do you have an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) or Recreational Off-highway Vehicle (ROV)? This UTV ROV ATV safety information will help.
What is a ROV?
Fun, functional and definitely versatile, ROVs, or recreational off-highway vehicles, are a new breed of machine. In addition, they are attracting the attention of outdoor enthusiasts in ever-increasing numbers. When adventure calls, ROVs have what it takes. Whether it’s transporting gear to a favorite campsite or simply exploring the great outdoors. Intended primarily for recreational use, ROVs also have carved a niche in the workplace.
Sometimes referred to as side-by-sides or UTVs, ROVs are motorized recreational off-road vehicles. In addition, they have a steering wheel, non-straddle seating and seat belts. Even more, an occupant protective structure and engine displacement up to 1,000cc. Current models are designed with seats for a driver and one or more passengers. ROVs’ performance and durability make them ideally suited for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Subsequently they perform well for many work applications.
UTV ROV ATV Safety
CONTROLS – The most noticeable differences are that UTVs/ROVs have a steering wheel. Also, an acceleration foot pedal, a brake foot pedal, and they are “driven.” ATVs have a handlebar for steering and a throttle controlled by pushing a thumb lever next to the hand-grip. Secondly, they have hand lever(s) for front and/or rear brake(s) and a foot pedal for the rear brake. Finally, unlike UTVs and ROVs, the ATV is “ridden.”
OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS – UTVs/ROVs are specifically designed for an operator age 16 or older. In addition you need a valid drivers license and one or more passengers. They generally have seats situated side by side or a bench seat. Also, they are equipped with operator and passenger seat belts. Furthermore, they are equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS). In addition, they have side retention features (hard plastic doors or sturdy canvas netting) and handholds. When operating or riding in an UTV/ROV, it’s important to keep all arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.
UTV ROV ATV Safety
Most ATVs are designed for one rider and have a large seat designed to be straddled by a single operator. ATVs are rider- active. In order to properly operate an ATV, the rider must be able to shift body weight while riding. Adult-size ATVs are for operators age 16 and older. Youth-model ATVs allow kids as young as age 6 to enjoy while under active adult supervision.
CARGO – UTVs/ROVs have a cargo bed that may be stationary or allow for tilting of the bed. Most utility type ATVs have racks on both the front and rear of the vehicle to allow the rider to carry cargo. Whether you’re operating a UTV/ROV or ATV, always consult the owner’s manual. For instance, determine the manufacturer’s requirements regarding safe operating procedures. Also, check the maintenance, cargo capacity and load capacity for that particular vehicle. Above all never carry more than the stated limit for the UTV/ROV or ATV.
UTV ROV ATV SAFETY
The following UTV ROV ATV Safety Rules focus on safe and responsible use.
- Always fasten your seat belt, wear a helmet and other protective gear. Also, keep all parts of your body inside the UTV/ROV.
- Drive only in designated areas, at a safe speed, and use care when turning and crossing slopes.
- Never drive or ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never drive a UTV/ROV unless you’re 16 or older and have a valid driver’s license. To clarify, UTVs/ROVs are not toys.
- Never carry more passengers than a UTV/ROV is designed for. Also, never allow a passenger who is too small to sit in a passenger seat to ride in the UTV/ROV.
- Read and follow the operator’s manual and warning labels.
- Take a hands-on UTV ROV ATV Safety Basic Driver Course.
Travel responsible on designated roads and trails or in permitted areas.
Respect the rights of others including private property owners. Also all recreational trail users, campers and others to allow them to enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed.
Educate yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Further more, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes, and knowing how to use and operate your equipment safely.
Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lake-shores, wetlands and streams, unless on designated routes. In other words this protects wildlife habitat and sensitive soils from damage.
Do your part by leaving the area better than you found it and properly disposing of waste. In addition, minimizing the use of fire & avoiding the spread of invasive species. Also, restoring degraded areas and joining a local enthusiast organization.
Land Access Issues
As recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) become increasingly popular, land managers are considering how to manage them. Their concerns are the access to public lands for recreational purposes. At some federal and state levels, UTVs/ROVs are regarded no differently than ATVs. While in other cases, a particular forest or trail system is moving toward allowing the vehicles only on mixed-use roads. In other cases, public land officials have yet to attempt managing the vehicles.
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