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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!

[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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[07.14.14]
Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo
www.philly.com

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Iowa found that three-quarters of teens in that state have driven an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and more than half of them have been in accidents while riding one.

The researchers focused on almost 5,000 kids between the ages of 11 and 16, and found most of these young ATV riders had engaged in risky behaviors such as riding with passengers, tooling around on public roads and neglecting to wear a helmet.

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[06.17.14]
Expert weighs in on dangers of children operating ATVs
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ABILENE, Texas - Texas ranks second in the nation in child fatalities from ATV accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

That’s a frightening thought after a child was thrown from an ATV in Tuscola recently. As we found out from the experts this isn't just a bad idea, it's dangerous and illegal.

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