- Mount an antenna flag on your ORV. Other riders can see the flag even if you and the vehicle are hidden behind a dune.
- Avoid riding on:
- Wet sand
- Look for features that indicate sharp drop-offs, such as slip faces and razorbacks. Otherwise, if you approach from the opposite side, you may not see the drop-off in time to prepare yourself or avoid it.
- Be careful at midday, when obstacles may be hard to spot because they don’t cast a shadow.
- Traction on sand is noticeably different than on harder, dirt surfaces. In general, you need to accelerate earlier and apply the brakes earlier than you would on normal off-road terrain.