ATVs or All-terrain vehicles look like a lot fun.

But they must also look like an accident waiting to happen for many parents.

That’s where a range of smart safety features introduced by market leader Polaris come into the equation.

Like the ACE 150 and RZR 170, the youth-oriented Ranger 150 EFI offers a protective cage.

But this latest model takes safety to another level with new safety features such as geofencing, digital speed limiting and passcode protected safe-start — all of which can be controlled by parents from their smartphone.

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In Control . . . parents can set the limits from their smartphone.

Using the Ride Command app and the vehicle’s digital display, adults can set riding boundaries for kids using the geofencing feature.

Additionally, the Digital Speed Limiting feature allows parents to determine speed limits both within and outside of the pre-established riding areas, helping ensure that kids are riding at the appropriate speed for their age, experience and terrain.

The Ranger 150 EFI’s Passcode Protected Safe-Start system controls who is operating the vehicle, and when it’s operated.

Equipped with a seatbelt interlocking system, the vehicle limits max speed to 9.7km/h until the seat belt is engaged.

Additional features include a high visibility flag, two helmets, a protective cage, safety nets and LED daytime-running lights and tail lights.

The Ranger 150 EFI offers seating for two and is powered by a fuel-injected 150cc engine giving youth riders aged 10 and up the fun of driving their own off-road vehicle.

Tilt steering and a 14.5cm seat slider provide adjustability for growing riders, while 20.3cm ground clearance and 22 inch all-terrain tyres help navigate tough terrain.

Ranger 150 EFI boasts 22.7kg rear box capacity and offers roof, full and half windshield, and front and rear bumper as accessory options.

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Parents set limits with smartphone


Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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