CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Trails Program is urging ATV users to employ safe riding practices this year.

Chris McNeil is trails safety and education coordinator for the program. He says that many crashes involve riders 16 years of age or younger.

Spring and early summer months can be especially dangerous because riders are taking to the trails for the first time this season. The program recommends that riders always wear a helmet and never drink alcohol while operating the machines.

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