A UTV is among one of the most versatile and exciting powersports vehicles on the market. They’re easy to use and just about everyone can enjoy some time behind the wheel—including those with disabilities. There are a lot of ways in which UTVs in particular can allow disabled persons to enjoy off-roading just as much as anyone else, although you might need to make a few tweaks to your model. That’s where ATVs and More comes in. We’ll help you find the perfect side-by-side for you and we can help you upgrade it, or give you some pointers on how to do it yourself, some of which we’ve listed below. Just stop by our ATV dealership in Salem, Illinois, serving Mount Vernon, as well as our neighbors in St. Louis, Missouri, and let us know how we can help you.
How UTVs Can Help Those with Disabilities
If you can use a car, you can probably use a UTV. They come with the same wheel and foot pedals that a larger vehicle does, they just can’t reach the same speeds and things will feel a little more open. Not to mention, they’re easy to get in and out of.
Even if you yourself can’t operate the side-by-side, you can still enjoy off-roading with these machines. Most models offer bench-style, side by side seating (see where the name comes from?) for at least two to four people, if not more. While someone else drives it, you can still enjoy all the thrills and excitement that comes with off-roading in a machine built to accommodate passengers.
This can make UTVs the perfect option for those with a wide range of disabilities, or even a less severe form of mobility impairment. Explore new places and see everything the country has to offer with the right UTV.
Depending on your needs, you might need to make a few adjustments to your side-by-side. Honestly, for most, you probably won’t have to make too many adjustments, but if operating foot pedals is out of the question, you might need to look into installing a trigger, button, joystick, or switch to make driving easier. You can also look into more secure harnesses to replace the seat belts.
Some UTV models might be easier to modify than others, so ask our experienced staff what some of their recommendations are.
With so many outdoor riding avenues you can open up for yourself or a loved one by investing in a UTV, you might be ready to start searching for the perfect machine. In that case, stop by ATVs and More in Salem, Illinois and let one of our staff members give you the complete tour of available options. We welcome all those from the city of Mount Vernon, as well as our neighbors in St. Louis, Missouri.