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What you need to know before riding an ATV

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Raymond Sabino, Atlas ATV Motorsports Manager Raymond Sabino, Atlas ATV Motorsports Manager
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.     

A man died in Liberty County when his four-wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County, when their utility vehicle crashed into a farm pond. 

Dash cam video showed a Doerun man running from police on his ATV before it flipped multiple times.     

Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.  

"There's guidelines that they use for impact, depending on speed, age, size of the person that would be wearing it. How hard it's going to hit the ground and whether it can take that impact and not damage your head," said Raymond Sabino.       

Sabino says only one person should be on an ATV at a time. You should also wear close toed shoes and make sure brake lights and headlights are working.

 

 

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