You may encounter hills that are too steep to ascend or descend in a straight line. In that case, you may be able to drive across, or traverse, the slope at an angle. Never attempt to traverse a slope with surfaces that are slippery, rough, or loose.
When traversing, be sure to:
- Keep both feet on the footrests.
- Lean uphill.
- If the terrain is soft, turn your wheels slightly uphill to stay on a straight line. However, turning your wheels too far or too quickly could make your vehicle start to tip or flip over.
- If your ATV starts to tip, turn downhill. If you can’t turn because of obstructions, jump off on the uphill side.
- Keep your speed steady. Sudden acceleration could tip your ATV.