North Dakota has one of the lowest number of ATV-related fatalities in the United States.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were seven ATV-related deaths between 2014 and 2016. Dean Boeckle became certified to teach riders back in 1991. He familiarizes the students with their vehicles and encourages the proper attire, from helmets to full coverage boots. Boeckle says that a common misconception first-time riders have, is that they drive the ATV like it’s a car.
“It’s a vehicle that you’re very much rider active, so you’re having to constantly move around on it to be in the right body position, and that will also minimize any risk of tipping over,” says Dean Boeckel, Sports Specialties Manager and ATV Instructor.
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