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Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds
Date:10/17/2011

miles per hour."

In a second study, Jennissen focused on the potential impact of shortening ATV seats. The seats on the vehicles are meant for one person but are typically long enough to accommodate a passenger, particularly a child.

"We suggest that a shorter seat, starting further from the handle bar attachment is the preferred ATV seat design," Jennissen said. "This should discourage multiple passenger ATV use by reducing the space available for additional riders, and help decrease the number of ATV injuries."

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Concerned Families for ATV Safety has more about children and ATVs.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, Oct. 17, 2011


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