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In some cases, ATV enthusiasts, new and more seasoned, might resist wearing ATV protective gear when riding. Some people don't like the heaviness of the gear. Other people don't like the way the gear looks. Still others believe they are capable enough to drive their ATVs without getting in an accident. Unfortunately, it does not matter how skilled you are on the ATV, or your previous track record. An accident could happen to anybody, at any time, and it is best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. ATV accidents are common, and there is always a certain level of danger. But you can minimize that danger, and maximize your chances of walking away from an ATV accident, but wearing protective gear.

The first, and most important, part of your outfit is your helmet. There are many different types of helmets, but the safest are full-faced helmets with a face-shied. The face-shield protects the rider from harsh winds, bugs, flying debris, and of course, serious injury should the rider go over the front of the handle-bars, or should the ATV roll. The helmet should be the appropriate size for the person wearing it-that is children should not wear adult helmets-and it should fit securely without being too tight or too lose. It is best to measure the size of your head and then get a precise measurement of the helmet, rather than relying on general sizes.

The second part of your outfit is gloves and boots. Heavy duty gloves and boots will protect your hands and feet from the wind and flying debris, but it was also protect your tender skin from "road rash" should you have an accident. The third part of your outfit is your jacket. There are heavy jackets appropriate for cold climates or winter, and there are lighter jackets that are comfortable enough to wear in warm climates or in the summer. These coats will provide protection from the elements, from debris, and will also protect your arms, chest, and back in the case of an accident.



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