ATV riding requires protection for head, eyes, hands, and feet. Although complete protection is not always possible, knowing what to wear and how to wear it can make you feel more comfortable when you riding or working can reduce the chance of injury. Never operate an ATV or ride as a passenger without a quality helmet, eye protection, over the ankle boots, gloves, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
An inspection of your ATV before each ride is essential because the off-road environment can be harsh on vehicles. An inspection can minimise the chance of accidents, ensures long-term enjoyment of your ATV, and should only take five to 10 minutes depending on your ATV. Your owner’s manual will show you what equipment to check on your particular machine, and EASI offers this basic T-CLOC checklist as well. T-CLOC stands for Tyres and Wheels, Controls and Cables, Lights and Electrics, Oil and Fuel, Chain/Driveshaft and Chassis.