Before hitting the trails,
- Inspect your off-road vehicle;
- Wear the proper protective clothing and helmet;
- Let someone know where you are going – it is always better to travel with at least one other person;
- Stay on marked trails, they are safer;
- A survival kit and cell phone can also be helpful in case of an emergency;
- Remember that alcohol, drugs and fatigue can affect the skills you need to ride safely – it is illegal to operate an off-road vehicle under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs;
- Make sure your off-road vehicle is equipped with an exhaust system that meets original manufacturer’s standards and does not cause excessive noise;
- Check your front and rear lights and ensure reflectors on the sides are in place particularly if you're traveling at night.
Required Safety Equipment
- All operators and passengers of any off-road vehicle are required to wear a helmet that complies with standards prescribed under the motor vehicle act.
- Off-road vehicles must be equipped with at least one working headlight, a red tail light and a red brake light
- At least one rearview mirror must be mounted on the left side of the vehicle
- If the off-road vehicle was equipped with turn signals when it was manufactured, they must be maintained and in working order
- Amber lights or amber reflectors must be mounted on each side of the vehicle
- Off-road vehicles must have a muffler or exhaust system that complies with the manufacturer’s original specifications
- Operators are prohibited from driving off-road vehicles that cause excessive or unusual noise
- It is illegal to operate an off-road vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- If your driver’s license has been suspended under the motor vehicle act you are also prohibited from operating any off-road vehicle.