Following too close is the cause for many broken fenders and bent racks on ATVs. It can also result in serious injuries to their occupants. In many areas following too close is not a problem because the dust from the ATV in front of you would be too thick to swallow. However, there are some who will still try to stay within arm’s reach of their riding buddies. Group rides should be planned with instruction that riders following one another should never be any closer than 30 feet behind the rider in front.