Alcohol and Riding
Riding an ATV vehicle can be
much more demanding than driving a car. You have to be in good physical and
mental condition to ride safely. Three things that may keep you from being in
Each affects the entire decision making process.
Drinking and riding can be fatal. Consumer Product Safety Commission studies show that 30% of all ATV rides killed in accidents had been drinking!
Alcohol sneaks up on you. Unlike other beverages, alcohol does not have to be digested. Within minutes, it is absorbed into your bloodstream and passed to your brain.
It quickly causes a slowdown of your physical and mental reactions. Though you may perform more and more poorly, the alcohol makes you feel as if you are riding better and better.
Never consume drugs or alcohol before riding!