Dangers in ATV rental

Loaded with responsibility

When you rent an ATV, you take on a lost of liability.

You may not realize what is instore for you.

I had several ATV rentals this weekend and most were uneventful. However, on two of the rentals, one driver almost put an ATV over the edge of the road down a 400 foot cliff with out a second thought. The roads are slippery and stopping is extreemley difficult. The drive has to be always aware of the hazzards of renting and operating an ATV.

One other rental was a take away. When the ATV was returned, it was noticed that the GPS holder was broken in half. Upon questions, the driver said, ” I am not going to lie to you, I put the ATV on its side.”

The driver did not realize that once an ATV is rolled or on its side, it is going to cost money to make sure that the vehicle is ready for operation in the future. It has to be inspected to protect the safety of the next renter.

It may not seem like much but safety is a major concern with Nevada Recreation. Why do you think we have the damage deposits? Why do you think we inspect them and photograph them before they leave?

We do not make money with a machine down and we can not send a machine out knowing that it was in a compromising position. When an ATV is operated on its side, steering, suspension, wheel bearings, breaks and engine failure all must be checked. This must be done by a third party.

In short, operation of an ATV in a harsh manner, a price hast to be paid to protect the next rider. The contract you sign informs you of the price you will pay if the contract is broken by unsafe riding.

Be careful the next time you rent. You are not only responsible in returning the ATV back the way you took it but if anything dose happen, you will be paying the price to insure the safety of the next rider.

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