Are you ready for an adventure that you won’t soon forget? Here at Mountain Life UTV Rentals in Gatlinburg, we have a wide selection of UTV’s for you to choose from and can provide you with detailed maps to help you get around and see the best sites that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. While we want you to have a blast, we also want to make sure that you are being safe while cruising around. In this blog post, we will provide you with a few safety tips that you should follow after renting one of our vehicles. If you have any questions for us or would like to find out more about our UTVs, then please feel free to give us a call today!
When it comes to driving your UTV around, you need to remember that there are rules that need to be followed. Just like when you are driving your car, you need to remember to follow proper driving etiquette to ensure that you are safe on the roads. When driving on the approved trails (remember that there is no off-roading), be sure to stay alert to what is going on around you and where the other drivers might be. You are always going to want to yield to descending traffic since those vehicles might have a hard time stopping after they see you approaching. Make sure to never stop in the middle of the trail/road, or stop at a corner or on a hill. As long as you stay observant, it will not be difficult to stay safe out there.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
While this should be obvious, it doesn’t hurt to remind you. NEVER drink and drive. This will inhibit your situational awareness and your reaction times which makes it incredibly dangerous not only for you but for anybody around you. If you do plan on having a beer or two when exploring Gatlinburg, make sure that one member of your group refrains from drinking and is able to take over the driving duties.
USE YOUR SIGNALS
Your side-by-side has signals for a reason! Make sure that when you are driving around that when you are taking a turn you use the proper signals. This will ensure that those driving around you are aware of your intentions and will not try and overtake you and that they have plenty of time to hit the brakes when you are turning.