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ATV and Motorcycle Risks 10 th Grade. ATV Injuries 28,300 children under the age of 16 years of age were treated in the Emergency Room for ATV-related.

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1 ATV and Motorcycle Risks 10 th Grade

2 ATV Injuries 28,300 children under the age of 16 years of age were treated in the Emergency Room for ATV-related injuries. 25% of the ATV-related injuries occur in this age group. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia12/os/atv2010.pdf

3 ATV Injuries 14,100 children under the age of 12 years of age were treated in the Emergency Room for ATV-related injuries. Almost 50% of the ATV- related injuries occur to young people are under 12 years old. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia12/os/atv2010.pdf

4 ATV Fatalities: 1982 - 2010 2,775 fatalities (or 25% of total) between 1982 - 2010 were children younger than 16 years of age. 1,184 fatalities (or 11% of the total reported number) were children younger than 12 years of age. 43% of ATV-related child fatalities (children under 16 years of age) were children younger than 12 years of age.

5 NC State Laws No one under age 8 may operate an ATV. Children under age 12 may only operate an ATV under 70cc. Children under age 16 may only operate an ATV 90cc or less. Children under age 16 must be supervised by a person at least age 18. Passengers may not be carried unless the ATV was designed to carry passengers. All ATV operators must wear helmet and eye protection. ATV use on public streets and highways is prohibited except to cross.

6 NC State Laws No ATV shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. Every ATV operator born on or after January 1, 1990, must have an ATV safety certificate. Persons using ATVs for farming, hunting or trapping are exempt from the law’s provisions.

7 The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules Always wear a DOT- compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the- ankle boots, and gloves. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

8 The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.

9 The ATV Safety Institute’s Golden Rules Supervise riders younger than 16: ATVs are not toys. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed. Attend an Approved Training Class

10 Motorcycle Injuries Between 2001-2008 an estimated 1,222,000 persons were treated in a Emergency Room for a non-fatal motorcycle- related injury. That is over 152,000 people injured each year. Age Group Injury Ranking #1: 20 to 24 year olds #2: 25-29 year olds #3: 10-14 year olds CDC http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsMotorcycleSafety/

11 Motorcycle Fatalities 2009 – 4,281 fatalities 2010 – 4,309 fatalities Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2010 and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997. Source: Governors Highway Safety Association

12 Motorcycle Fatalities While motorcycle deaths only accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths, the federal government estimates that per mile traveled, the number of deaths on motorcycles was about 25 times the number of deaths in cars. U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

13 2010 Motorcycle Deaths by Age Group 1,117 deaths were under the age of 29 That represents 26% of the total deaths The only age group that had more fatalities were over 50. 90% of motorcycle fatalities were male U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

14 Motorcycle Riding Risk Factors Poor road conditions (gravel, potholes, construction) Bad weather (rain, snow, fog) Excess speed (riding over the speed limit)

15 Motorcycle Riding Risk Factors Light/moderate alcohol consumption (by driver) Condition/safety of the bike (tires, brakes) Heavy traffic

16 Motorcycle Riding Risk Factors Stunts/ “Extreme riding” (popping wheelies) Lane splitting (driving up the middle of two lanes of traffic) Riding in groups (with several other motorcycle riders)


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