Study: ATV Size Guidelines Inadequate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that inadequate size guidelines for all-terrain vehicles may be a contributing factor to a recent string of injuries and deaths.

The study results announced Wednesday found national guidelines don't account for variances in a rider's size and shape - particularly children. UK trauma surgeon Andrew Bernard says when a rider doesn't adequately fit an ATV frame it can hamper the ability to steer, brake or navigate.

ATV safety has been a concern since the release of a study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. That study determined at least 555 people - more than 100 of them children - died in all-terrain vehicle accidents in 2006.


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  • by Pa Paw Location: East Kantucky on Sep 17, 2008 at 02:47 PM
    Hey Ma go and get little 3 year old Lisa. Brang thu camerie to. I'ma gonna let her ride my 500 Hoss power Grizzly 4 wheeler. I'ma gonna let her jump that big log down thar in the yard. If'en she gits hurt don't woory we got medercaid. Medercaid will pay for the five thousand dollar halocopter ride and doctor and hospital doins to.
  • by HEE HAW Location: KY, Thats duh way it is on Sep 17, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    How many thousand dollars did U.K. spend to find out what we hillbillies already know? People are too stupid to ride them and always will be. Here's U.K.'s answer to the problem. Hey Pa Kan I have a fo wheeler that fits me. Shore son when I pay my eight thousand dollar fo wheeler off Is'l buy you one, but you will be bigger than me by then. Use Ma's she aint attending her pot patch anymore this summer. Its a little smaller it's pink but it will fit you better. If a truck or tree hits you'all you still gonna get dead!
  • by WHY Location: WORRIE on Sep 17, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    If u run fast anuff with u shoes strings untied you will fall we ant as stupid as people think

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