Toledo, OH (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a report that shows that ATV accidents are on the rise with thousands of injuries and countless deaths every year. Many of these accidents are preventable if operators of the vehicles know basic safety and ATV education. Attorney Charles Boyk has seen firsthand the injuries that an ATV accident can cause, having represented victims of such accidents. “The damage that an ATV accident can cause to someone is extreme. It is imperative for drivers of ATVs to know the basic safety tips that can help save their lives or the lives of others.”
ATV Safety Tips:
1. ATVs are designed to only carry one person and for interactive driving (shifting weight freely in all directions depending on situation and terrain). Never drive a passenger on the ATV.
2. Helmets and protective gear must be worn at all times. This may prevent or reduce the severity of injuries.
3. ATVs are designed for off-road terrain, not paved streets. They are hard to control on pavement and a collision with cars is a serious danger.
4. Do not ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
5. Operate an ATV that is designed for your age.
“I truly believe that if the above tips are followed by operators of ATVs, many lives will be saved.”