Off-Road Safety

Arctic Cat® endorses and encourages the safe use of all vehicles. Be careful; you can get hurt. For your safety, all riders should always wear a seat belt (Side-by-Sides), helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing and don’t drink and ride. Be aware of natural hazards you may encounter, allow yourself plenty of room to safely stop under all conditions, and maintain your equipment. Your safety is in your hands, so take care.  Leave the fancy riding to the pros; they practice for years and train very hard to make it look easy. Never attempt to duplicate these maneuvers or encourage others to do so. We care about your safety and enjoyment of the sport. All materials and specifications are subject to change without notice. All specifications, competitive specifications, claims and information contained within are based on current knowledge and readily available printed material. See your dealer for details.

Arctic Cat Rider Age Safety Information

Rider Age

Make sure to always follow age and size guidelines to ensure the safest ride.

Rider Age
  • Size does matter. Your child's safety depends on you providing the right-sized ATV.
  • Always supervise riders under the age of 16.
  • Never drive a Side-by-Side unless you're 16 or older and have a valid driver’s license.

Safe Driving

Driving safe is the best way to ensure everyone has the most fun.

Safe Driving
  • Ride off-highway only. ATVs and side-by-sides are specifically designed as off-highway vehicles and operating on streets adversely affects its handling and agility. 
  • Never drive or ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Be aware of natural hazards you may encounter and maintain your equipment.
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Riding Gear

Gear is always important when it comes to reducing your change of injury.

Riding Gear
  • Whenever you ride, always wear a helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, pants and long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
  • Always wear your seatbelt and ensure doors and nets are in place when driving a side-by-side.

Get all the gear you need to ride safe and have fun the Arctic Cat Store.

Arctic Cat ATV Side by Side Safety Training


Explore the various training options available to ensure you are riding safe.



  • For ATV training and safety information, call 1-888-887-2887 or visit
  • Arctic Cat offers free of charge hands on training for first time Arctic Cat ATV customers and age appropriate members of their family as well as a cash inventive upon completion of training.


  • For side-by-side training and safety information, call 1-866-267-2751 or visit
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