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ATVs could be deadly when not operated properly


In 2022, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that they were “aware of 2,211 deaths associated with off-highway vehicles” between 2016 and 2018. Of that 2,211, 1,591 were all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Curt Porterfield, Virginia Tech Health and Safety Training Coordinator, advises that all ATV riders understand the hazards associated with use of an ATV or UTV, evaluate their risk when using ATVs in farming activity, control that risk by following ATV operation safe practices, and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whenever operating an ATV....


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