If you are like most people in Texas, personal recreational vehicles are probably one of your favorite activities. At Express ER in Harker Heights, TX we understand how much fun these recreational vehicles can be. However, we want to make sure our community remains safe, even while having fun! Today we’re covering tips for staying safe while riding personal recreational vehicles, we hope you learn something new today and stay safe!
When it comes to operating a personal recreation vehicle, it is always recommended to wear a helmet that meets the U.S. Department of Transportation or Snell Memorial Foundation standards. Certain recreational vehicles such as an ATV, UTV or even dirt bike should also require long sleeves, long pants, boots, and even gloves. A general rule of thumb is to dress for the “crash”, not the ride, ensuring that no matter what you are as safe as possible.
For personal watercraft vehicles, properly fitted floatation devices that are approved by the US Coast Guard are recommended. Wearing foot protection while enjoying the water can help reduce your risk of injury from underwater objects.
When it comes to operating a personal recreation vehicle, Express ER in Harker Heights recommends taking it slow and recognizing your limits. Training courses for specific recreational vehicles can be a great way to safely learn what you need to know about it.
When it comes to alcohol consumption, it is also important to know your limit. Just like with operating a vehicle, recreational vehicles can be dangerous while impaired. We recommend waiting until after you have ridden for the day to enjoy a nice cold one.
For many children, personal recreational vehicles are just as exciting as they are for adults. Unfortunately, it is not recommended for children to operate most recreational vehicles.
In terms of being a passenger on personal recreational vehicles, we recommend using caution. Pediatric accidents from golf carts, ATVs, snowmobiles and even personal watercraft vehicles are quite common and typically result in higher rates of injury and hospitalization.
Have you or a loved one been injured while riding a personal recreational vehicle? Visit Express ER in Harker Heights, TX right away for immediate emergency care.