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Instructor and Expert Witness Bill Uhl

ROV Over-Steering Related to UTV Accidents and Injuries

UTV (side by side / ROV / all-terrain vehicle) manufacturers have not been fully forthcoming about the dangers of UTV over-steering. They do not state why over-steering is dangerous in certain situations. As a court qualified Expert Witness, I have often been asked to address this issue.

Most manufacturers provide a simple warning in the owner’s / operator’s manual, “don’t turn too far too fast.” This is an ambiguous, confusing and unquantifiable phrase. What does “too far, too fast” mean to anyone, especially an unskilled operator with little to no experience operating an UTV?

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ATV Accidents and Injuries: How is ATV Tire Pressure Related?

As a Court-Qualified Expert Witness, I’m often asked why it is critical to always have the correct tire pressure in each tire of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Manufacturers provide clear warnings and guidelines in ATV owner’s / operator’s manual. This document stresses the importance of consistently checking and balancing the ATV’s tire pressures to ensure correct handling of the ATV.

Manufacturers know that a standard automotive tire gage will not measure low enough psi to measure the tire pressures in low-pressure tires on an ATV. That is why most ATV manufacturers provide a low-pressure tire gage in the tool kit that comes with the vehicle when it is purchased. The goal is to make it easy and convenient for owners and operators to check their tire pressures.

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Senior Instructor & Expert Witness – Bill Uhl

Mr. Uhl has successfully served as an Expert Witness and consultant for attorneys since 2004. In over 28 years of U.S. and International off-road professional competition, Bill Uhl has won truckloads of trophies in all types of long distance racing in some of the most rugged terrain around the world, including five gold medals for the U.S. during the International Six-Days Trials/Enduro (the Olympics of motorcycle racing).

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Senior Instructor,
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