ATV Safety

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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ATV Safety

Top Safety Tips:

  • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear. Your helmet should be DOT-compliant and protective gear should include goggles, long sleeves and pants, over-the-ankle boots and gloves.
  • Only ride in designated areas at a safe speed.
  • Stay off public roads.  ATVs are designed for off-road use only. Their off-road tires can have unpredictable interactions with public roads, both  paved and unpaved.  ATVs also have a narrow track, high center of gravity, and usually a solid axle or locked rear differential which makes loss of control and rollover more likely on roadways.  If you need to cross a public road, make certain to do it safely.
  • Never allow children younger than 16 to ride an adult ATV. Always ride an ATV that's designed for your age and ALWAYS supervise young riders.
  • Don't allow more people on the ATV than it was designed to carry. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV and no more than one passenger on a machine designed for two people.
  • Take hands-on training before riding.  ATV safety courses are offered through the Iowa DNR and the  ATV Safety Institute.  
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additional Resources:

CPSC - ATV Safety Center

University of Iowa ATV Safety Program

ATV Safety Institute 

4-H ATV Safety Program

Iowa DNR ATV Safety