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Safety Tips you should follow

SAFETY INFORMATION:

Joy Ride Motors promotes safe and responsible riding. We recommend that you take the time to read over these warnings in addition to your owner's manual, and always ride responsibly. The following are a list of suggestions for safe on road, and off road operation of your new Joy Ride Motors vehicle.

  • Traffic Laws vary from state to state.
  • Please check your local Department of Motor Vehicles for a list of regulations in your area

On Road Gas Scooter consumer warning notice:

  • Always wear a D.O.T. approved helmet, eye protection, riding gloves, boots and a riding jacket.
  • Safety should always come first when riding any motor vehicle
  • Read your Owner's Manual! It contains important information on safety, operation, and maintenance. Any one who operates this scooter should carefully read and understand the contents of the owner's manual before riding.
  • Please read these warning notices and follow the instructions carefully. They are not here to limit your fun, but to make you aware of the inherent risks involved when operating a motorized vehicle.
  • Keep in mind that this scooter is designed to be used ON ROAD ONLY! This means paved public roads, not gravel roads or dirt roads.
  • Make yourself easy to see! Always wear bright reflective clothing and position yourself in your lane so that other drivers can see you. Always signal before turning or changing lanes and use your horn to make sure other drivers notice you.
  • Ride within the boundaries of your own skill at all times. Knowing these limits and staying within them will help you to avoid accidents.
  • Keep your scooter in safe condition, it's important to inspect your scooter before every ride, and to perform all recommended maintenance.
  • Always follow the recommended load capacity requirements.
  • Be extra cautious on bad weather days, especially wet ones. Riding on bad weather days is not recommended.
  • Keep in mind that on wet surfaces your recommended braking distance doubles.
  • Stay off of painted surfaces such as lines on the street, man holes, grease spots and cross walk markings as they can be like ice when wet.
  • Use extreme caution at railroad crossings and on metal gratings and bridges.
  • Whenever in doubt about road conditions, slow down

Certain individuals should not ride a motorized vehicle. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Pregnant women should not operate this vehicle under any circumstances.
  • People with heart conditions, head, back or neck pains should not operate these vehicles
  • People with mental or physical conditions of any kind should not be allowed to operate this vehicle
  • Anyone under the age of 16 should not be permitted to operate this vehicle
  • When turning on loose gravel roads or wet pavement, remember to slow down before you begin turning.
  • Excessive speed is potentially dangerous to the operator, as well as others. Please watch your speed.
  • Practice makes perfect. Spend as much time as possible getting acquainted with your new vehicle. Understand its limits, as well as your own before hitting the road
  • Be cautious of other vehicles on the road. You can see them better than they can see you. Remember that on a bike, you are easily lost in the blind spot of a vehicle.
  • Long hair loose clothes and jewelry could get caught in moving parts or your surroundings. Always remove all jewelry, loose clothing and tie back your hair before riding
  • And please, never harm the environment through irresponsible riding

Joy Ride Motors Off-Road ATV, Dirt Bike, Power Buggy and GoKart consumer warning notice:

  • Always wear a D.O.T. approved helmet, eye protection, riding gloves and boots. Safety should always come first when ridding any motor vehicle
  • Wear riding pants, or jeans and a long-sleeved shirt to avoid injury from branches or plants, and to avoid the damaging rays of the sun
  • Be sure to keep your feet on the footrests at all times, as they can be injured by the unpredictable terrain
  • Always secure anything you may carry on your ATV's cargo racks
  • Always fasten your cargo as low as possible to retain a lower center of gravity, and to reduce the risk of a rollover
  • Never exceed the recommended load weight and tow capacity of your ATV. Doing this will cause your ATV to handle differently, as it will change the vehicles center of gravity, and may cause unsafe riding conditions
  • Before riding, make sure to look over your vehicle to verify it's in proper operating condition. Check fluid levels, tire pressure, nuts and bolts, and take a general overlook of the vehicle
  • If you can't see the terrain ahead, slowing down is your best option. Low visibility and unpredictable terrain can cause disastrous results
  • Be aware of your environment!! Always be on the lookout for oncoming terrain changes and obstacles such as holes, logs, boulders, wire and other hidden dangers
  • Never ride your ATV up a slope or embankment that is too steep to walk up. This will severely increase your chance of a roll over
  • Study the owner's manual carefully. Keep in mind all the useful tips and advisories listed in the book. They are not there to limit your fun, they are there to make you aware of the inherent danger involved when riding an off road vehicle
  • This Vehicle is designed for recreational use only! It was not built or intended for stunt riding, racing or any other form of competition
  • Safe operation of this vehicle is dependent upon the operator's ability to exercise proper judgment
  • Be sure you service and maintain your ATV as per the maintenance schedule in your owner's manual. Warranties can be voided if your unit fails do to lack of proper maintenance. This will also insure proper operation of your vehicle for many years to come
  • Never carry passengers. Our ATVs are designed for a single rider only
  • Never ride your ATV on paved roads, they are designed for OFF ROAD USE ONLY!!
  • Never let a child ride any size ATV without adult supervision
  • We recommend that children under the age of 16 ride ATVs 90cc and under, any larger ATV will require additional training and experience
  • Never leave your keys in an unattended ATV!!! Children rarely anticipate the dangers of there actions, and would not hesitate to start and attempt to ride your ATV

 

Persons with the following conditions should not ride on or operate this bike:

  • Anyone under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants should not supervise others operating the vehicle, or operate the vehicle themselves
  • Anyone with heart conditions should not ride or operate any of our motor vehicles Pregnant women should not ride or operate any of our motor vehicles
  • Anyone with previous head, neck or back injuries should not operate any of our motor vehicles
  • Anyone with a history of mental or physical conditions that may impair their judgment should not operate our vehicles
  • This vehicle is not intended for daily transportation
  • Our ATV's are intended for off-road use only, they are not intended for use on public highways, paved roads, side walks or alleys
  • In the event you feel unusual vibration or sound emanating from the engine, immediately stop the vehicle, shut it down, disconnect the spark plug wire from the engine and contact your local repair shop for technical assistance
  • Never attempt to start an ATV unless you are properly seated on the vehicle, and the gear indicator is in the neutral position
  • Always keep the engine free of debris to prevent clogging or sticking of certain components, mainly the throttle linkage and assembly, air filter, carburetor and steering controls
  • Never make any repair or adjustment while the vehicle is running
  • When cleaning your bike after a ride, keep in mind that many of the components are extremely hot. Let your vehicle cool down, and use caution when cleaning
  • Follow the Age Recommendation .It is strongly recommended that no one under the age of 16 be permitted to drive A Go-Kart without adult supervision
  • Drive Off-Road Only. Your Go-Kart is designed and manufactured for off-road use only. The tires are not made for pavement, and the Go-Kart does not have some features required for use on public roads. If you need to cross a paved or public road, get off and walk your Go-Kart across.
  • Take Time to Learn & Practice. Even if you have driven other Go-Karts, take time to become familiar with how this Go-Kart works and handles. Practice in a safe area until you build your skills and get accustomed to this Go-Kart's size and weight. Because many accidents involve inexperienced or untrained drives, we urge all drivers to take a training course approved by the Go-Kart Safety Institute. Check with your dealer for more information on training courses.
  • And please, never harm the environment through irresponsible riding


We at Joy Ride Motors are in no way liable for any accident, injury or death due to the negligence of the operator, or the actions of others.

YOUR INSURANCE POLICY MAY NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY INVOLVEMENT IN ANY RECREATIONAL MOTORVEHICLE ACTIVITIES. TO DETERMINE IF COVERAGE IS PROVIDED, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR AGENT FOR DETAILS. YOUR STANDARD AUTO INSURANCE MAY NOT COVER ANY TYPE OF ON ROAD MOTORIZED VEHICLE. BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR AUTO INSURANCE BROKER FOR DETAILS.

 

More Scooter Safety Tips:

Scooters have become more and more popular the past few years, they allowed us to zip around towns and cities without even so much as a puff of harmful, polluting emissions, and get a little bit of exercise while we do it! And what else has been able to pry young people away from TV sets and video games so effectively, and encourage them to get outside and be physically active? Unfortunately, there is a downside. We have seen an alarmingly number of scooter-related injuries popping up in emergency rooms around the world. The vast majority of these scooter accidents involve those under the age of 15. And worst of all, with but a little attention paid to basic scooter safety, the vast majority of those mishaps could and would have been prevented.

The fact is, scooters are like any other piece of sporting equipment; they can be used and used safely, but you need to take proper precautions. Here are a few easily digestible guidelines for scooter safety that everyone who uses scooters should observe:

1. Always wear safety gear: Helmet, Elbow Pads and Knee Pads. This is a small investment, but necessary- only about $30- can instantly eliminate almost two-thirds of possible scooter accidents. In many states, provinces and regions throughout the world, these are required by law!

2. Always ride your scooter during the daytime. When it is dark out, there are just too many things that can easily upset your balance and cause you to fall. Therefore, no one should ride scooters at night.

3. Scooters are not toys! Children who are under eight should always be supervised when using scooters. Almost a third of all scooter-related injuries and accidents involve children under the age of eight. As everyone knows, scooters are capable of traveling very quickly, and children that age do not always have the judgment or coordination to handle these high speeds.

4. Always ride your scooter Off-Road & Stay away from all cars and any other vehicles -Cars and scooters don't mix, especially for younger riders. Smooth, paved surfaces are best - avoid bumpy, uneven, wet or rocky ones. Schoolyards, parks, paved trails are examples of safe places to "scoot"! Stay away from Sand, Gravel, Water and Dirt ¨C Try to keep your scooter on smooth surfaces.

5. Always observe the basic rules of the road anywhere you use scooters. As scooters can travel as fast as many other types of vehicles, motorized and non-motorized, they too must observe the rules of the road. These include:

-Stop at every stop sign. Look left, right, and left again before proceeding.
-Stop at the end of the driveway. Look left, right, and left before entering the street.
-Use proper hand signals.
-Obey traffic signs and signals

Not Recommended:

-Avoid jumping or going off of curbes.
-Too much weight on scooter can bend or break the frame.?
-DO NOT ride on a flat tire. This is dangerous and will damage the tire and possibly the wheel as well.

Mechanical Tips:

  • Check all joints, hinges and quick releases to ensure the scooter is properly assembled.
  • Stop using the product immediately if any joint, hinge, or quick release becomes loose.
  • Correct the looseness prior to resuming the ride.
  • Maintain proper air pressure in the tires.
  • Low air pressure induces extra rolling friction, reduces ground clearance, and wears the tires quicker.
  • If the brake lever touches the handlebar grip, stop use of the product until the lever is adjusted.