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The number of children fatally injured on an ATV since 1982 in the United States is fast approaching 4,000. This is a staggering statistic.

The Consumer Product and Safety Commission reported that between 1982 and 2018, there were at least 15,744 ATV-related fatalities, with 3,353 of those being children under the age of 16. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) noted that more than 90% of deaths and injuries among ATV riders younger than 16 occurred in an adult-size vehicle.

We must take steps to protect our children from these preventable tragedies.

  • Parents should be aware of the risks associated with ATVs and ensure their children are properly trained before allowing them to ride.
  • Make sure your child is wearing a helmet and other protective gear when riding an ATV.

It is good to look after one another. Start talking about powersport safety more openly.