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Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health 

Ride Safely When Using ATVs

 


It may appear to be like a toy, but the power found in ATVs (all terrain vehicles) can quickly turn deadly when they are misused.

In 2016, the Nebraska department of Health & Human Services documented 578 hospital emergency room visits due to ATV incidents. Nationally, between 1982 and 2016, 44% of child fatalities related to ATV incidents were children age 12 and under.

“Education for awareness of safe behaviors related to ATV use is lifesaving for all ages,” Susan Harris, University of Nebraska Extension Educator – Rural Health, Wellness and Safety, says.

Through Nebraska Extensio...



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