EQUIPMENT NEWS
Safety Matters
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:47 AM CDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (DTN) -- This week a couple of side-by-side product photographs came across my desk showing driver and passengers riding in the vehicles without helmets.

I can't say it's the first time I saw a photo like that. But it did stand out because I had just returned from riding a new side-by-side from another manufacturer. Helmets, gloves, eye protection, long-sleeve shirts and pants and over-the-ankle boots were required gear. That's true in every one of the new-product ride and drives in which I've participated.

I'm not naive enough to believe most farm- and ranch-operated side-by-side, or even ATV ...

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