All terrain vehicles are popular off road vehicles used for a wide variety of work and recreational activities. Recently, the growing popularity of ATVs and the increasing size and power of the vehicles has led to concern over injury risk. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 emergency department visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years. During the past decade, more than 200 children died annually due to injuries sustained on ATVs. Children make up a disproportionate number of ATV injuries.

The following documents provide some basic background information on ATV injury prevention.

Parent's Safety Checklist

Safety Presentation

Brochures

Research Papers
The document below provides an introduction to the topic of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety.

Links of Interest

Source/Contact Information
Dr. Mary Aitken
aitkenmary@uams.edu

Hope Mullins
mullinssamanthah@uams.edu

Did you know?

Hospital charges alone for an ATV trauma patient range from $5,500 - $299,289, with an average of $27,400.

Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.

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