There’s nothing better than autumn in Texas. The lower temperatures and swathes of flat terrain make the state the perfect spot for your next outdoor adventure.
For many Americans, the shifting weather and bumper holidays are an invitation to rent an ATV and explore the landscape. However, this recreational vehicle – built in all sizes to accommodate both adults and children – is not without its dangers.
In June, an Austin man was killed after the ATV he was driving spun out of control and hit a tree, reports KIMT. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 134 people were killed in ATV accidents in Texas between 2008 and 2011.
These three ATV safety tips could save your life or your family's lives this autumn:
- Staff off public roads;
- Wear the appropriate safety gear; and
- Do not transport passengers.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Call 512-518-4104 today to schedule a consultation.
Let’s take a closer look at three essential safety tips for ATV riders:
- Stay off Public Roads
But on the road, your ATV could quickly spin out of control. In fact, most ATV fatalities occur on public roads and not off-road.
Additionally, ATVs are not kitted out with suitable tires for tar. The result: They lose traction on smoother surfaces.
- Wear the Appropriate Safety Gear
In this event, it pays to be prepared. Wearing a helmet is mandatory, and thick padded clothing will help soften the blow if you are thrown from your vehicle.
- Do Not Transport Passengers
If you were injured in an ATV accident that was not your fault, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin accident lawyer who will handle the legal side of your lawsuit so you can focus on making a quick recovery. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 512-518-4104.