ATVs and Children

January 19th, 2018

Injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization and death for children 1 to 19 years of age in Canada. ATV-related injuries are unfortunately responsible for a substantial number of these hospitalizations and deaths.

ATVs, because of their design, including size and speed, require considerable strength, balance, coordination, and cognitive ability to safely drive. Children do not possess the physical development to safely drive an ATV or the cognitive ability to react to potentially dangerous situations. It is not a question of an individual child’s maturity or size. The risks are related to the stage of development of the child’s body and mind.

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Posted on January 19th, 2018