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.