Common Beginner ATV Rider Mistakes
If you’re a beginner ATV rider, it’s important to be aware of the common mistakes that people make. This will help you avoid making the same mistakes yourself, and will help keep you safe while riding. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common beginner ATV rider mistakes, and we’ll provide tips on how to avoid them. Let’s get started!
Not Having The Right Equipment
Not wearing a helmet is one of the most common beginner ATV rider mistakes. Wearing a helmet is extremely important, and can potentially save your life in the event of an accident. Make sure that you always wear a helmet when riding, and that you fasten it securely.
Another common mistake is not being properly dressed for riding. You should dress in layers, and avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry that could get caught on something. It’s also important to wear closed-toe shoes and to tuck your hair back if it’s long.
Remembering To Stay On Trail
Not staying on the designated trails is another mistake that beginner ATV riders often make. It can be tempting to explore off-trail, but it’s important to stay on designated trails for your own safety. Riding off-trail can be more difficult and dangerous, and it can also damage the environment. If you want to explore beyond the trails, consider doing so on foot instead of on an ATV.
Controlling Your Speed
Going too fast not only puts you in danger, but it also puts others around you in danger as well. It’s important to control your speed and to be aware of your surroundings. This will help you avoid accidents, and will also help you stay safe on the trails.
Operating ATVs while impaired
There are no circumstances where operating the vehicle under the influence is acceptable. This is not only illegal, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. You’re putting yourself at risk and you’re also putting other riders and pedestrians in danger. If you’ve been drinking, wait until you’re sober before getting on your ATV. Trust us, it’s not worth it.
Learning How To Operate The Vehicle
Taking lessons and learning how to operate the vehicle should be at the top of your priority list. Just because you can drive a car doesn’t mean you can drive an ATV. They operate differently, and it’s important to learn how to properly operate the vehicle before getting on the trails. There are many reputable ATV riding schools across the country, and we highly recommend taking a few lessons before heading out on your own.
ATVs are extremely powerful vehicles and it’s important to not underestimate them. If you’re unsure of something, remember to ask the staff providing your ATV rentals. They are there to keep you, and their riders safe.
Remember these tips, and you’ll be ready to ride in no time.
Now that you know some of the basic mistakes beginner riders make, you’re ready to book an ATV trip and have fun. Always remember to stay in control and ask any questions that you may have. You can read more about the equipment and vehicles that we at KauaiATV use here.