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Offline Todd Ockert

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Safety tips for OHV recreation in the desert
« on: November 21, 2007, 09:30:26 am »

Found this in one of the many things I get everyday.  Thought it would be a good reminder for everyone that is traveling this holiday period either to family or friends, or just out on the trail.


The Kern County Sheriff's, Off-Highway Vehicle Team wants to remind you of a few off-road safety tips this holiday weekend:

Pack fresh water, food, extra clothing (emergency blanket), and a map of the area. If your vehicle breaks down, you may need to wait for rescue until after dark.

Take along spare parts for your vehicle. Some research is a good idea here as each type of off road
experience might require something different, but a good tow rope is usually a good idea for every type of off-road vehicle.

Don't go alone. Group events are more than just fun, they provide extra safety by traveling in a group. If you and your family are traveling together in one vehicle alone for the day, tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

When riding your motorcycle, ATV or 4X4 vehicle, let your fellow campers know what your ride plan is.

If you do have a break down, stay with your vehicle. It is easier to spot during a rescue search. If you have
let others know the area where you are going and your timetable, they will know when and where to search for you.

While riding ATVs or motorcycles, always wear a helmet, goggles, gloves, long sleeves, long pants and
boots. Don't ride over your ability, and remember children under sixteen must be supervised by a parent or adult. Parents should be properly trained in ATV use before allowing their children to ride.

Following the rules and regulations could protect you and your family from serious injury. Read your owner's manual and safety information handbook. Research the off-road area you choose before you plan your trip.

Remember to "Ride Smart, Ride Safe".

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Offline Scott Heiser

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Re: Safety tips for OHV recreation in the desert
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 10:54:10 pm »
Very good stuff Todd!  I like it!
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