Four Wheelers for Kids: Your Safety Manual

Four Wheelers for Kids: Your Safety Manual

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 8 September 2016 | Comments

Boy having fun on four wheelers for kids

Main safety precautions to take after purchasing four wheelers for kids.  

As parents, we love our kids unconditionally and want to give them as many opportunities as possible to enjoy their youth and have fun. This is one of the many reasons parents purchase four wheelers for kids. However, there is no doubt that this fun and exciting vehicle can be very dangerous at times, due to speed in combination with a rocky terrain. That is why it is important to be aware of the basic safety tips for children who will joyfully ride on their brand new ATV.

Kids Safety Guidelines  

  • State Law Knowledge: One of the first things you should do before allowing your child to ride their ATV is to become familiar with your state laws for kids riding four wheelers. According to the National Conference of State Legislators, a child of any age in Missouri can ride an ATV, however, if the child is under the age of 16, the child must be supervised. If the rider is under 18 years of age, they are required to wear an approved helmet.

  • Appropriate Size: When it comes to four wheelers for kids, it is extremely important to select an appropriately-sized ATV for your child. This will help prevent any future accidents or injuries. Be sure to contact your trusted Polaris dealer, such as S&H Farm Supply to learn about the different ATV sizes for children.

  • Protective Gear: Before you think about purchasing four wheelers for kids, make sure to take protective clothing into consideration. You’ll want to make sure your child has an approved helmet, long pants and shirts, proper eye wear and durable shoes with closed toes to reduce any injuries that may occur from an accident.   

  • Be a Role Model: You’ve probably heard the phrase, “monkey see, monkey do.” Well, kids look up to many adults as role models in this way. When children are around, do not do anything on your ATV that you wouldn’t want a child to do. For example, if a child watches you do a “wheelie” on an ATV, they might want to hop on their own four wheeler and try that cool, fun-looking thing you just did.

  • Use Your Instinct:  It’s true that a child of any age can ride an ATV, however, if your child seems incapable or too immature, do not allow him or her to ride four wheelers for kids. Also, if something seems “off” with your ATV, contact your Polaris dealer immediately to make sure that your child’s four wheeler is safe to ride.

Browse Four Wheelers for Kids at S&H Farm Supply

At S&H Farm Supply, we are a Polaris dealer that can answer all your questions about four wheelers for kids, as well as help you find the perfect ATV for your child. We are an established, family owned and operated company that provides outstanding customer service and unlimited ATV knowledge. Contact us by phone or stop by with any questions or concerns.