The California High Patrol is warning residents of the dangers of off-road driving.

A slight increase in the number of certain collision categories, including the number of people who died in off-roading accidents, was cited as reason for concern by the Victorville station.

In 2007, 26 property damage only collisions and 50 injury collisions, which resulted in 70 injuries and six fatalities, were reported.

In 2006, five fatal collisions were reported involving off-roaders.

Furthermore, CHP officials say, off-roaders are encouraged to take the same precautions as drivers would driving a non-off-road vehicle. Travel at a safe speed, do not follow others too closely, wear safety equipment and be aware of other off-roaders around you, CHP officials urge.