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How to Minimize Injury in ATV Accidents

It is not even the peak of the season for trauma, but hospital officials are already warning that ATV accidents are becoming increasingly common in Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials have stated that staff have treated nearly 50 victims of ATV accidents since the beginning of 2017. These include 34 adults and an additional 14 children. Officials have states that there are two major contributors to ATV accident injuries that they’ve treated this year. The first is that the riders were not wearing helmets, a sadly common trend among ATV riders. The other is that people are doubling up on ATVs despite the vehicles only being equipped for one person. The hospital warns that children under 16 should not ride ATVs, as they are the age group most at risk for catastrophic injury or death, especially in cases involving head trauma. Wear a Helmet – Proper Fitting Procedures Helmets…
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UTV, RUV and ATV Safety Tips

Do you own a recreational utility vehicle (RUV), all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or utility terrain vehicle (UTV)? Many people in Tennessee enjoy the wilderness in these vehicles, as they allow operators to reach places they may not be able to in a common car. However, these vehicles can crash if they are not operated safely, and drivers and passengers can suffer significant injuries or even die. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), from 1982 to 2008, 386 people died in ATV accidents in Tennessee, placing it among the top 10 states in the country when it comes to deaths. You should always operate these vehicles with safety in mind. Here are some safety tips if you own an ATV, RUV or UTV: Do not drive ATVs, RUVs and UTVs on paved roads unless it is legal in the area Do not allow a child under 16 to drive…
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