Dirt Bike Safety Tips
Dirt bikes are built for off-highway travel. That’s why they are sometimes referred to as off-road bikes. Make sure that you know the dirt bike laws in your area to protect yourself and other people while riding.
- Always wear the right protective gear to protect your body. Be sure to choose a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves that correctly fit your body. Protective gear that is too big or too loose may actually cause more harm than good.
- Never ride or mount a dirt bike if you have been drinking alcohol or using drugs.
- Bikes are not toys. So make sure kids 16 and under have the appropriate adult supervision when riding.
- Never ride a bike that is too big for you. A bike that is too big can cause big trouble for a small rider.
- Do not ride alone in remote areas. Make sure you have a bike buddy. If you injure yourself while riding, you have a better chance of getting help if you have a friend with you.
- Be sure to ride on trails that are marked for dirt bikes.
- Never drive faster than your body can handle. If you’re going too fast and hit a tree, the tree will win every time.
- Consider taking a dirt bike safety course.