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As the fall moves along ATVs are still out and about. Before the time for snowmobiles we need to keep thinking safety. In the past the Minnesota DNR issues a number of helpful tips. The Sleepy Eye News added a number of additional ones:

Be aware of your surroundings
Wear a helmet
Be familiar with the manufacturer’s safety precautions
Don’t allow passengers
Take an ATV training course
Make sure your ATV is equipped with headlights and tail lamps
ATVs are designed for off- highway use
Display red, reflective warning devices on the front and rear when operating near public roadways ATVs are not toys and can be hazardous to operate. Supervise your youngster’s operation of the ATV at all times.

We’ve handled a number of these cases over time. Sometimes they involve the crossing of highways and other impacts with other ATVs. Hopefully, more people will be weary and we will see a lot less of these injuries.

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