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Morning Rounds: ATV safety advice

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MISSOULA - We answer your medical questions every Wednesday on Montana This Morning during our Morning Rounds segment.

If you have a question that you'd like us to answer, just send us an email at morningrounds@kpax.com.

Dr. Blair Davidson offers up some ATV safety advice during the May 30 edition of Morning Rounds.

ATV Safety Week is being marked from June 1st until June 10th .


The ATV Safety Institute offers up safety information on their website including the following:

ABOUT ATV SAFETY

The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:

  • Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
  • Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
  • Ride an ATV that's right for your age.
  • Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
  • Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourseSM and the free online E-Course.

To learn more about ATV safety call 800.887.2887.

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