Yes,mostly. Sometimes just putting around the yard maybe not,but in general,yes. I have lots of helmets around,but I keep a simple open face helmet that is easy to put on sitting on the seat,....just so that it is easy to do.
..mostly because on a side by side it is too easy not to.
The other thing that too often gets neglected on side x side s is not puting on the seatbelt. I dont even start it up without it. When we had the prowler test vehicle here I flipped it on its side real easy by a dumb mistake and my kid was with me(hanging from the belt ) and all was fine. I was only moving slow too.
people hit logs and stumps and go through the from windshield area steadily on these things. Two weeks ago a local woman jumped into a rhino to go for a little ride with a young fella with no helmet and never put a seat belt on locally here. A simple roll onto its side when the guy spun around to turn on a dirt road....she fell out and the roll cage on the rhino broke her neck when it hit her. A woman about 30.....her husband had died of cancer two months ago...I feel bad for those teenage kids with no parents. Too many people go for a quick spin around innocently on these side by sides and flip them,I'v done it...and not going fast always,simple dumb incedents. You can read about thousands of these if you want to look into the class action suits against the rhinos.