COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – In East Alabama, the spotlight is on all terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents, with more and more young people killed this summer, two deaths coming just in the last few days. “Respect the vehicle you’re on. Respect the laws of the road, and wear a helmet.”, warned Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris. […]
A 38-year-old man was killed Saturday night in an ATV crash in Coosa County. Corporal Jess Thornton said the preliminary investigation indicates alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.
More than a dozen other local jurisdictions in Iowa and a growing number of places across the country have also opened up roads to ATVs in recent years. But the recreational vehicles are not designed to operate on paved surfaces. More than 300 people a year are killed in ATV-related accidents on public roadways, and […]
ATVs are not intended for on-road usage; however, they are ridden on public roads illegally in some jurisdictions and legally in others. FARS captures data on all fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes, including on-road ATV fatal crashes. FARS does not capture ATV-related fatal crashes that occur off-road. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports annually […]
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 […]
The total estimated number of non-occupational, operational ATV-related, emergency department-treated injuries to drivers or passengers of ATVs between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010 is 71,800. Extrapolated annually, the estimated number of non-occupational, operational ATV-related, emergency department-treated injuries to drivers or passengers of ATVs for 2010 is 101,000. View PDF
In spite of warnings from manufacturers, federal agencies, and consumer and safety advocates that all terrain vehicles (ATVs) are unsafe on roadways, for several years an increasing number of states have passed laws allowing ATVs on public roads. The majority of ATV deaths take place on these roads and action is needed to reverse this […]