CPSC Begins Focus on ATV Safety Statistics
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun a campaign to educate consumers on ATV safety. With statistics from 1982 onward gathered from government statistics, the CPSC has released an easy to follow info-graphic which reiterates the dangers of ATV operation, and the precautions that should be taken.
ATV Deaths and Injuries
More statistics available here.
- ATV deaths have risen nationwide with the years from 250 reported deaths in 1985 to 822 reported deaths in 2007 (data form 2008 onward is incomplete).
- Statistics taken from 1982 – 2011 show that Texas is currently ranked as having the second highest number of ATV related deaths with a total of 612.
- More than 100,000 ATV related injuries were reported in 2011.
- Nearly 30% of injuries occurred in children under 16.
- Annual Death Rate: Kids-149 Adults-556
Where are Injuries Likely to Occur?
- Hands and Arms – 29%
- Head or Neck – 28%
- Torso – 22%
- Legs and Feet – 20%
- Other – 1%
- Always wear a helmet when operating an ATV.
- Never allow more riders than the ATV is designed for.
- Receive proper training before operating an ATV.
- Stay off of paved roads (35% of accidents happen on paved surfaces)
- Never let a child under 16 ride an adult ATV.
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