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ATV Safety


All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are off-road vehicles used for things like farm work and riding on trails. In most states, it's legal for teens to ride them, even without a driver's license.

But with the thrills come big risks like rollovers and collisions. Here's how to stay safe on an ATV:

Finally, here are some absolute ATV "no's":

Nothing can prevent every accident. The truth is that lots of people get hurt riding ATVs, and some are killed. If you're going to ride an ATV, knowing how to use one safely and following every safety tip can make an accident less likely and help prevent serious injuries if an accident does happen.

Reviewed by: Patti Miller, MPP
Date reviewed: April 2014


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