Wisconsin (WAOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging caution after a deadly year out on the ATV/UTV trails.
According to the DNR, there have been 17 fatal crashes so far this year. Last year at this time there were 10.
15 of the 17 people weren't wearing helmets, and 12 happened on public roads or routes.
As we approach the holiday weekend, the DNR has some safety reminders.
- Never drink or do drugs before or during the ride.
- Wear a seatbelt, approved helmet and protective gear.
- Keep speed in check.
- Take an online safety course.