Polaris 2010 99 Ranger Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Riding On Slippery Surfaces
Whenever driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails or loose
gravel, or during cold freezing weather, special attention must be
paid to prevent vehicle turnover. Always:
1. Slow down when entering slippery areas.
2. Maintain a high level of alertness, reading the trail and avoiding quick, sharp
turns which can cause skids.
3. Correct a skid by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.
4. Driving with Demand 6 Drive (All Wheel Drive) engaged can assist in control-
ling the vehicle in slippery areas. CAUTION: Never engage Demand Drive
while wheels are spinning as severe damage to drive train may occur.
Before operating your vehicle on a frozen body of water be sure that the ice is thick
enough to support the machine and its operator, as well as the force that is created
by a moving vehicle. Severe injury or death can result if the vehicle and/or its oper-
ator break through the ice.
Failure to exercise care when operating on slippery surfaces can be dan-
Loss of tire traction and vehicle control can result in an accident, including
an overturn.
D Never apply brakes during a skid. Complete loss of control can result.
D Do not operate on excessively slippery surfaces if possible.
D Always reduce speed and use additional caution.