• September 24th, 2014

Heading out into the woods for a four-wheeling drive with a passenger in tow may soon be a thing of the past.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering new rules that would prohibit passengers from being carried on all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs.

The request comes following a three-year study that showed passengers account for about 25 percent of injuries and about 10 percent of deaths associated with ATV accidents. An average of 568 adults and 144 children are killed each year in ATV accidents.