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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 victim’s 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!

[07.24.14]
Right Size, right place, right helmet: Ride on!
www.mymonticellonews.com

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of children I have seen critically injured in all-terrain vehicle crashes in my 20-plus years as a surgeon at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. But I can tell you what I almost always hear from their parents: They wish their child had been wearing the right helmet or been better educated on how to ride the vehicle safely.

We do know from Emergency Room data that in 2012 alone, ACH admitted 95 children with ATV-related injuries.

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[07.24.14]
NJ boy’s death highlights ATV dangers
www.thedailyjournal.com

KINGWOOD – The death of a 9-year-old North Jersey boy in an all-terrain vehicle accident this week highlights the potential hazards of riding off-road vehicles, particularly for younger drivers.

Gavin Martuccio of Kingwood was riding a Suzuki 250cc ATV, a vehicle designed for older riders, when he lost control, was ejected and struck a piece of farm equipment near his Hunterdon County home, state police Trooper Alina Spies said

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[07.16.14]
No One Under 16 Should Be Riding On An ATV
www.centralillinoisproud.com

A tragic accident involving an 11 year-old girl from Royse City, Texas, is a reminder about the dangers of allowing children to ride on all-terrain vehicles (ATV).

On July 5th, the child was riding with friends on an ATV when it overturned and fell on top of her. While a stranger worked furiously to free her, the ATV burst into flames. She was finally pulled free but suffered second, third and fourth degree burns on her body. Currently, she’s in critical condition in a hospital burn unit.

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