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Concerned Families for ATV Safety is a network of parents dedicated to reducing injuries and death among children driving powerful All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). We offer support to victimís families and provide families with information and resources to make informed decisions about their children and ATVs. Through public education we work to raise awareness of the need for adequate, common sense safety standards that keep children under 16 off ATVs, and for enforcement of ATV laws.

The consumer Product safety commission released its new data on deaths and injuries related to ATV's. You can view these reports here: 2012 CPSC Safety Report  | 2011 CPSC Safety Report  | 2010 CPSC Safety Report  |  2009 CPSC Safety Report. While the numbers seem to have decreased these past few years it's important to note that these are only ESTIMATED numbers and they will go up for at least a few more years before the total of deaths and injuries are complete.

ATV ALERT: A new national report on ATV accidents shows a 150 percent increase in injuries to children younger than 18 between 1997 and 2006. Hospitalizations for moderate to severe brain injuries tripled. Think, parents, think!

[04.11.14]
ATVs on road, fatal accidents increase (longer version)
www.spokesman.com

For a disabled kid found abandoned on a street corner in China at age 4, Guo Biao was doing pretty well by last fall.

He was living with Dwayne and Sherri Bowman on their apple and cherry farm near Zillah, Wash.

Finally. A family. And also a new name: Zeke Bowman. With only a second-grade education, the teen from China was welcomed by the devout Christian family. The Bowmans helped Zeke learn English. For the first time he got a hearing aid for his deformed ear

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[03.17.14]
Consumer Advocates Urge Banning ATVs From Roadways, Citing Crash Hazards
www.fairwarning.org

A leading consumer group is warning that the increasing use of all-terrain vehicles on the nation’s roads poses a “growing public health crisis” and is calling for immediate action by U.S., state and local officials.

“ATVs are not designed to be on roads,” said Rachel Weintraub, the Consumer Federation of America’s legislative director and the co-author of a new report on the issue. “Any weakening of that message puts consumers at risk.”

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[03.10.14]
Despite High Death Toll, Push Is On To Open More Public Roads to ATV
www.fairwarning.org

Last Mother’s Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, went into a ditch and fell off the vehicle, injuring his leg. Jaret was thrown off and hit his head on a cattle guard, a barrier made from steel pipes. He died instantly.

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