Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) have become very popular in the past few years. Two and four-seater side-by-sides have brought a whole new level of fun to off-road motorsports.
Some designs have proven to be less safe than others. Roll-over accidents are killing and injuring people at an increasing rate. Since 2009, CPSC has been working with manufacturers to improve safety.
Enjoy your ROV safely and follow common sense rules of the trail. Make safety a part of your plan for every ride and help reduce ROV-related deaths and injuries where you live.
- Do not drive ROVs on paved roads.
- Everyone riding in an ROV should wear a helmet.
- Just like in the commercials, everyone should wear protective gear such as eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirt.
- Always fasten seat belts and keep all parts of your body inside the vehicle.
- Never have more passengers than there are seat belts and never carry passengers in cargo beds.
- Never transport passengers who cannot place both feet on the floorboard with their backs against the seat.
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