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To ride an ATV safely, you need to learn how to position your body properly as you maneuver through various types of terrain. Mastering the basic riding positions is a major key to your success.

Proper riding posture on an ATV
  • To make sure that you can shift your weight quickly when necessary and reach the controls easily, always maintain proper posture:
    • Head up and eyes looking far ahead
    • Hands on the handlebars
    • Feet on the footrests, toes pointing straight ahead
  • Removing one hand or foot reduces your ability to control the ATV and can cause you to lose your balance and fall off.
  • Removing your feet from the footrests or dragging your feet on the ground can result in serious injury if your feet get under the rear wheels.