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All Terrain Vehicles Pose Safety Risks to Children in Arizona and Other States

By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Arizona and other states, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) pose a safety risk to children. The Injury Prevention Center based at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital has studied injuries related to ATV accidents and incidents. It was reported that over 1000 Arizona children were injured / hospitalized due to ATV related accidents. Of these children 9 died and 6 of these 9 children were not wearing helmets. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under the age of 16 be prohibited from operating an ATV. The safe operation of an ATV depends on the operator’s experience, size, strength, judgment, and decision making abilities. You can read more about safety tips and recommendations regarding ATVs and children at ATVs Pose Significant Health Risks to Children.