Get your ATV/UTV and Plan Ahead

With Wisconsin weather heating up, it’s time to get outside!

Lt. Martin Stone, with the DNR, says safety should be your priority when you’re on an ATV/UTV – especially with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Stone said, “Demand and the use has increased exponentially (for ATV’s/UTV’s) over the past couple of years, especially this last summer.”

Stone said, “In the past 9-10 years we have seen a new recreation sport in Wisconsin – ATV/UTV road routes that involve about 35,000 legal road routes. Which is quite a bit more thank our estimates of 10,000”

Stone says you should keep 3 safety precautions in mind:

  1. Take an ATV safety class. It’s required for operators born after January 1 1988.
  2. Always wear safety belts/helmets.
  3. Never drink and drive.

No doubt trails will be busy Memorial weekend so check out all the information related to ATV and UTV usage on the Wisconsin DNR website.