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      Things you need to know about ATV's

      FOX 31 spoke to a sergeant with the Leesburg Police Department who always works at Backwoods Outdoors who said no one under the age of 16 needs to be riding an ATV. / Courtney Highfield

      FOX 31 has reported two accidents in the past week involving all-terrain vehicle's (ATV's).

      While accidents do happen, there are things you can do to try and prevent them.

      FOX 31 spoke to a sergeant with the Leesburg Police Department who always works at Backwoods Outdoors who said no one under the age of 16 needs to be riding an ATV. He also said under no circumstances should you be riding them on the road; they were made to be ridden off-road only.

      He also said if you're going to ride them you need to be wearing protective gear and most importantly, a helmet. You never know when an accident is going to happen and you want to be prepared when it does.

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