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All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Are Not Toys – Importance of Safety Precautions for Children

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are not toys. ATVs are powerful machines that can be a lot of fun. In addition, ATVs can be quite dangerous to the health and safety of children. Because ATVs are powerful machines, it is important to exercise safety precautions any time that a child is on or near an ATV. Helmets are vital in case a child falls off an ATV. Training is also essential so that the child is taught how to properly operate the ATV. Some child safety advocates recommend that a child refrain from operating an ATV until a certain age. Parental or adult supervision is also key to the safety of a child when a child is operating or riding on an ATV. For more safety tips, see ATV Safety Tips for Children.