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Safety Tips For Polaris RZR

These videos demonstrate safe driving and pre-ride inspection techniques, whether you own a Polaris RZR side-by-side or RS1. Rider safety is Polaris' top priority.

Watch this video with your child to help them drive safely and learn what to inspect before operating their Polaris RZR 200. 

Always wear a helmet, eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and seat belt at all times. Protective gear reduces the chance of injury.

Rider Comfort
Under certain operating conditions, heat generated by the engine and exhaust system can elevate temperatures in the rider cab area. The condition occurs most frequently when a vehicle is being operated in high ambient temperatures at low speeds and/or high load conditions for an extended period of time. The use of certain windshield, roof and/or cab systems may contribute to this condition by restricting airflow. Any discomfort due to heat buildup in this area can be minimized by wearing proper riding apparel and by varying speeds to increase airflow. 

Safe Riding Gear

Wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. For example, a helmet reduces your risk of injury from head strikes with the vehicle or other objects even if there is no crash.

Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label.

Approved helmets in Europe, Asia and Oceania bear the ECE 22.05 label. The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E, followed by the distinguishing number of the country that has granted approval. The approval number and serial number will also be displayed on the label.

Eye Protection
Use shatterproof goggles or a shatterproof helmet face shield. Such protective eyewear may reduce the risk of foreign material getting in your eyes and help prevent loss of vision. Polaris recommends wearing approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1 or CE. Make sure protective eye wear is kept clean. Do not depend on eyeglasses or sunglasses for eye protection.

Hearing Protection
Long-term exposure to wind and engine noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Properly worn hearing protective devices such as earplugs can help prevent hearing loss. Check local laws or the rules of the riding area you are in before wearing hearing protection to make sure its use is permitted.

Full-finger gloves can protect against wind, sun, cold, and objects. Choose gloves that fit snugly and allow fingers to move freely and grip on the steering wheel or hand holds.

Always wear shoes when operating. Consider wearing sturdy over-the-ankle boots suitable for the terrain you will be riding in. Never ride a Polaris vehicle with bare feet or sandals. 

Consider long sleeves and long pants to help protect arms and legs.

For further information, view your vehicle's Owner's Manual.

Other safety resources include:

  • The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association offers a two-hour safety course that helps develop safe driving habits. It is not a "learn to drive" course. It instead is intended to improve awareness of ROVs and inspire a safety-minded approach to off-road recreation.
  • The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute is a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. It was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of ATV safety education and awareness.

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