If you’ve never driven an off-road vehicle, you may not understand the draw. After all, why would you want to drive a UTV when you could just drive a car? However, at Sand Highway RV Rentals, we’ve seen the thrill and excitement of first-time drivers enough to say that it’s definitely an experience worth having. However, before the fun can begin, it is imperative that you understand a few safety rules, so read on to learn more.
Wear the Proper Safety Gear
First and foremost, you must outfit yourself correctly before taking off in a UTV. It’s important to remember that driving an off-road vehicle comes with a lot of unexpected hazards. Things like flying debris, ground changes, other drivers, or mudslides can happen to even an experienced driver, so it’s always best to be prepared. Before you head out, outfit yourself in a proper helmet, gloves, pants, boot, and other safety gear that will protect your body should something unexpected happen on the trail.
Understand the Rules and Etiquette
Once you’re outfitted correctly for your ride, you’ll need to also understand the rules of the trail (both spoken and unspoken). Depending on the trail you choose, there may be different speed limits and trail restrictions that you will need to follow. Plus, many trails have unspoken rules of etiquette which help you to be considerate of your fellow trail-riders in order to help keep everyone safe.
Never Ride Under the Influence
Sometimes it can be hard to remember that a UTV is a heavy-duty vehicle, not a toy. So when you drive, you should be as sober as you are when you operate your regular vehicle. Studies have shown that driving intoxicated greatly affects a driver’s ability to use good judgment and make the right choices. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself or someone else because of one bad choice. So leave the alcohol for the after-party, and always drive a UTV sober.
At Sand Highway RV Rentals, we prioritize the safety of our valued customers above all else. Follow our guidelines to ensure everyone is safe and having a blast! Browse our full selection of ATV & UTV rental options in Phoenix, AZ, and contact us at (602) 730-4505, or make a reservation online.