The Department of Natural Resources reports there have been 12 deadly A-T-V & U-T-V accidents in Wisconsin so far this year. That’s double the number recorded last year at this time. D-N-R Recreation Warden Jake Holsclaw thinks one of the factors is more people are outside riding, but alcohol is the top issue. He says “alcohol, speed and inexperience … can have some bad consequences.” A majority of the people who suffered fatal injuries weren’t wearing helmets or seatbelts. Many of the riders were on roadways instead of trails. Holsclaw says the machines don’t handle as well on roads.

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