Summer is here along with unlimited opportunities to have fun!
For many people, this includes hopping on their ATV to go explore the great outdoors.
While the north offers amazing terrain for riding ATVs, the reality is that we also experience a much higher rate of ATV-related injuries compared to the rest of B.C.!
If you ride, remember that most ATV injuries are preventable. The majority of ATV-related fatalities can be prevented by:
- Wearing a helmet
- Driving sober
- Driving at safe speeds
- Not riding with passengers
- Taking an ATV rider safety course
Know the risks involved and take steps to minimize them, so that everyone can keep on riding safely!
Visit Parachute Canada or the Northern Health Matters blog for facts and tips to ride safe this season!