UTV Safety and Operation

Find answers to common questions that can help make your next powersport adventure a fun, safe, and memorable experience.

UTV rental Boise Idaho

1.Do not allow anyone under 16 years of age or without a valid driver’s license to operate this vehicle.
2.. Never carry more one passenger in a 2-seat vehicle. Never carry more than three passengers in a 4-seat vehicle. Never allow a passenger to ride in the cargo box.

3.Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous. Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. 4.Never operate with accessories not approved by the manufacturer for use on this vehicle.
5. Operate this vehicle off-road only. Never operate the vehicle on pavement or on any public street, road or highway, including dirt and gravel roads.

6.Drive in a manner appropriate for your skills and operating conditions. Never operate at excessive speeds. Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. Keep both hands on the steering wheel during operation.
7. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this vehicle.

8.Always use the size and type of tires specified for your vehicle. Always maintain proper tire pressure.
9. Never operate a damaged vehicle. After any rollover or accident, have a qualified service dealer inspect the entire machine for possible damage.

10. Never operate the vehicle on a frozen body of water unless you have first verified that the ice is sufficiently thick to support the weight and moving force of the vehicle, you and your passengers, and your cargo, together with any other vehicles in your party.
11. Do not touch hot exhaust system components. Always keep combustible materials away from the exhaust system.

12. Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use to prevent unauthorized use.

OPERATION
Starting the Engine
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface outdoors or in a well-venti- lated area.
2. Sit in the driver’s seat and fasten the seat belt. Always make sure all cab doors are closed and latched when riding in this vehicle.
3. Place the transmission in PARK.
4. Apply the brakes. Do not press the throttle pedal while starting the engine.
5. Turn the ignition key past the ON/RUN position to START. Engage the starter for a maximum of five seconds. Release the key when the engine starts.
6. If the engine does not start within five seconds, return the ignition switch to the OFF position and wait five seconds. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the engine starts.
7. Vary the engine RPM slightly with the throttle to aid in warm up until the engine idles smoothly.

Stopping the Engine
1. Release the throttle pedal completely and brake to a complete stop. 2. Place the transmission in PARK.

3. Turn the engine off.
4. Slowly release the brake pedal and make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.

Braking
1. Release the throttle pedal completely.
Tip: When the throttle pedal is released completely and engine speed slows to near idle, the vehicle has no engine braking.
2. Press on the brake pedal evenly and firmly.
3. Practice starting and stopping (using the brakes) until you’re familiar

Parking the Vehicle
1. Stop the vehicle on a level surface. When parking inside a garage or other structure, be sure that the structure is well ventilated and that the vehicle is not close to any source of flame or sparks, including any appliance with pilot lights.
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Slowly release the brake pedal and make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.
5. Remove the ignition key to prevent unauthorized use.

Know Your Riding Area/Tread Lightly
Familiarize yourself with all laws and regulations concerning the operation of this vehicle in your area. Respect the environment in which you ride your vehicle. Find out where the designated riding areas are by contacting your POLARIS dealer, a local riding club, or local officials.
Help keep our trails open for recreational vehicle use. As an off-road enthusiast, you represent the sport and can set a good example (or a poor example) for others to follow. Tread lightly. Operate with respect for the terrain, avoid littering, and always stay on the designated trails.

Trail Etiquette
Always practice good etiquette when riding. Allow a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles operating in the same area. Communicate to oncoming operators by signaling the number of vehicles in your group. When stopping, move your vehicle to the edge of the trail as far as possible to allow others to pass safely

New Operator Driving Procedures
1. Read and understand the following and pay attention to warning and instruction labels before operating the vehicle.
2.Do not carry a passenger until you have at least two hours of driving experience with this vehicle.
3. Do not carry cargo during this period.
4. Select an open area that allows room to familiarize yourself with vehicle operation and handling.

5. The driver and all passengers must wear helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat belt at all times.
6.. Always make sure all cab doors are closed and latched when riding in this vehicle.
7.Sit in the driver’s seat and fasten the seat belt.

8.Place the transmission in PARK.
9.. Start the engine.
10.. Apply the brakes and shift into low gear.
11. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel.
12. Keeping both hands on the steering wheel, slowly release the brakes and depress the throttle with your right foot to begin driving.
13. Drive slowly at first. On level surfaces, practice starting, stopping, turning, maneuvering, using the throttle and brakes and driving in reverse. Learn how the vehicle handles when making both left and right turns at a slow speed.
14. Increase speed only after mastering all maneuvers at a slow speed.
15 After you become skilled at making turns and begin to operate at faster speeds, follow these precautions:
• Avoid sharp turns.
• Never turn while applying heavy throttle.
• Never make abrupt steering maneuvers.
• Operate at speeds appropriate for your skills, the conditions and
the terrain.
• DO NOT do power slides, “donuts”, jumps or other driving stunts

Driving with Passengers

1.Do not carry more than one passenger in a 2-seat vehicle. Do not carry more than three passen- gers in a 4-seat vehicle. Additional passengers can affect the operator’s ability to steer and oper- ate the controls.
2. All riders must be able to
sit with backs against
the seat, both feet flat on
the floor and both hands on the steering wheel (if driving) or on a passenger hand hold.
3. The driver and all passengers must wear helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat belt at all times.
4. Always make sure all cab doors are closed and latched when riding in this vehicle.
5.. Allow a passenger to ride only in a passenger seat.
6.Slow down. Always travel at a speed appropriate for your skills, your passengers’ skills and operating conditions. Avoid unexpected or aggressive maneuvers that could cause discomfort or injury to a passenger.
7. Vehicle handling may change with passengers and/or cargo on board. Allow more time and distance for braking.
8. Always follow all operating guidelines as outlined on safety labels and in this manual.

Driving on Slippery Surfaces
When driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails, loose gravel, or ice, be alert for the possibility of skidding and sliding.
Follow these precautions when encountering slippery conditions:
1. Slow down before entering slippery areas.
2. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding quick, sharp turns, which can cause skids.
3. Engage all-wheel drive before wheels begin to lose traction. Always allow the wheels to stop spinning before engaging AWD.
4. Correct a skid by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the skid. Never apply the brakes during a skid.

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COVID RESPONSE

As a rental company we understand our equipment comes into contact with a lot of people. After each rental, our equipment is wipes with disinfectant at all common touch points. All of our helmets are sprayed with a disinfectant spray after each use. We also offer disposable helmet socks at no additional cost. Of course you can choose to wear gloves for that added protection.