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ATV Safety Tips
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 7,200 people have died in ATV - related accidents since 1982.
As the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) becomes more popular around the United States, the number of ATV accidents is increasing as well. This includes the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from everything from rollovers to design flaws to operator errors. In the State of Florida alone, more than 120 people have lost their lives in ATV-related accidents since 2005, and thousands more have sustained injuries.
Any activity that involves unpredictable terrain, high speeds, and heavy equipment has the potential to cause injury or even death. Although many people enjoy using ATVs as a form of recreation, it is imperative that riders operate their vehicles in a safe manner. ATV users should exercise caution and awareness when riding and seek out information on laws that regulate the use of ATV vehicles.
For the purpose of sharing helpful safety consumer information, listed below is a list of suggested tips to help you stay safe while operating your ATV. Many of these suggestions come from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
ATV-related safety tips:
- DO take the necessary training and safety courses prior to operating an ATV
- DO always wear an approved helmet and eye protection when riding an ATV
- DO use additional protective gear such as gloves and boots when riding an ATV
- DO ensure that your ATV is properly titled and/or registered in your state regulations vary from state to state)
- DO NOT ride as a passenger on an ATV
- DO NOT ride an ATV on paved roads
- NEVER allow children to operate adult ATVs
- NEVER allow children under 16 to ride an ATV without wearing an approved helmet and eye protection (a law in most states)
- NEVER drive as a passenger on a single-seat ATV
- NEVER ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you were injured in an ATV accident, or if someone you love was killed while operating an ATV, you may be entitled to receive compensation. If you wish to speak to an experienced Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, please call 1-888-777-3884 or fill out the Contact Us form located at the right side of this page.
The West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers of LaBovick Law Group have the experience to handle any ATV-related case, and the ability to deliver the justice injury victims deserve.
We help ATV accident injury victims throughout the State of Florida, including those in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Broward counties, and the cities of Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Coral Springs, Wellington, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale.