Polaris/Victory Rider Safety Information
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Polaris Industries Inc. has
established this information to provide a source of reference to individuals
interested in outdoor sporting. All recreational vehicle must be registered according to local, state, federal and provincial regulations. Polaris provides training
courses for all vehicles. The rider who is registering the vehicle must take
the required training courses. If a youth
model is purchased both youth and adult must take required training
ATV Rider Safety
ATVs can be hazardous to operate. Polaris adult models are for riders age 16 and older. Polaris
youth models are for riders age 6 to 15. For safety and training
information, see your Polaris dealer or call the Polaris Safety Line at 1-800-342-3764.
Polaris ATVs with engine sizes larger than 90cc
may not be ridden by anyone under 16 years of age. ATVs with 89cc engines may not be ridden by
anyone under. ATVs with 49cc engines may not be driven by anyone under 6 years
of age. All riders under 16 should only ride with adult supervision.
For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection and
protective clothing. Never ride on public roads, always avoid paved surfaces.
Never carry passengers. Never engage in stunt driving. Riding and alcohol or
drugs don't mix. Avoid excessive speeds. Be particularly careful on difficult
terrain. Polaris recommends all ATV riders take an authorized training course.
Remember, ATV riding is more fun when you play by the rules.
Polaris recommends that all Snowmobile riders take a safety
course. Riders under 18 should be closely supervised. Obey
local, state and provincial regulations and ride only in approved areas. Do not
attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a helmet and other safety
apparel. Avoid excessive speeds. Be particularly careful on difficult terrain.
Riding and alcohol/drugs don't mix. Polaris recommends that all snowmobile riders take a
training course. Do not attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a
helmet and other safety apparel. For safety and training
information, see your Polaris dealer or call the Polaris Safety Line at
Watercraft Rider Safety
All Watercraft riders should be 16 years or
older. Riders under 18 should be closely supervised. All riders should take a
Obey local, state and provincial regulations and ride only in approved areas.
Do not attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a personal
flotation device and other safety apparel. Always ride with the safety lanyard
attached to your wrist. Riding and alcohol or drugs don't mix. For safety and
training information, see your Polaris dealer or call the Polaris Safety Line
Play by the Rules.
You are the future of the sport. By taking the initiative to ride
responsibly, you'll help create a positive public opinion. If anyone follows
your example, nothing will inhibit the total enjoyment of your machine. Always
check local, state and provincial boating regulations and obey them. Never operate your Polaris watercraft when
using drugs and alcohol. Always have the required equipment - personal
flotation devices, orifice and eye protection and a fire extinguisher. Some
states have additional requirements, so check with local boating
officials. Maintain a safe distance from
shore, swimmers, skiers and other boaters.
Always be on the alert, drive defensively and respect the rights of
others to enjoy the water. There is no difference between a Polaris watercraft
operator and a boat operator. Seek and learn all boating rules and regulations.
Check local, state and provincial boating regulations for proper watercraft
operating hours. Don't make a sudden maneuver unless you are sure of your
360-degree surroundings. Other boats are
far less maneuverable than your Polaris watercraft, and may not be able to
avoid you if you make a quick turn.
Never cross a wake within 150 feet of the boat that is creating it. Even
then, be careful, since the wake may be shielding a watercraft on the other
side. Never ride without the lanyard attached to your wrist or PFD. Riders
should participate in a boating safety course.
Polaris recommends a flush kit when the watercraft if
intended to be used in saltwater. It
will certainly operate without one, but could be damaged by corrosion without
proper flushing. Polaris is released of all obligations if flush kit is not
purchases and damage is incurred due to corrosion. Flush kit is not required if intended to use
the watercraft only on a freshwater lakes or rivers.
enjoying your Victory motorcycle, you must be a licensed motorcycle driver,
always wear a helmet, protective eyewear and clothing. Insist your passenger do
the same. Ride
within the limits of the law and your own abilities. Read and understand you
owner's manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Victory Motorcycles strongly recommends our riders sign up
for a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Course. For a course near you call 800-447-4700.
Polaris does not attest to the safety or condition of any
trails OR WATERWAYS identified on the Polaris Web Site and is not responsible
for any PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT May occur to you
or others while making use of such trails OR WATERWAYS.
Making use of such trails and waterways involves risks, dangers and hazards in
addition to those normally associated with riding on mechanical equipment such
as all terrain vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles and snowmobiles. All
individuals making use of such trails or waterways are responsible for their
own safety and should exhibit good judgment and responsible riding. Polaris
cannot predict whether such trails or waterways are safe for travel or whether
inclement weather may occur. Such trails and waterways may involve many risks,
dangers and hazards of which every individual making use of such trails and
waterways should be aware, including, but not limited to: ice and snow
cornices; trees, tree wells and tree stumps; creeks; rocks and boulders; forest
deadfall; holes and depressions on or beneath the land or snow surface; cliffs;
variable and difficult snow, land and/or water conditions; crevasses; winter or
other difficult travel on highways and back country roads; road banks, fences,
and other man-made structures; becoming lost; changing weather conditions;
encounters with hunters or domestic or wild animals; negligence of other
persons; mechanical failure of all terrain vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles,
snowmobiles or related equipment; impact or collision with other persons or all
terrain vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles or snowmobiles and other vehicles;
failure to operate all-terrain vehicles, watercraft, motorcycles or snowmobiles
safely or within one's own ability.
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