Think that a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle provides more protection in a nasty spill than a two-wheel dirt bike? Think again. New research by a Johns Hopkins University team found that victims of ATV crashes were 50 percent more likely to die of their injuries than people in off-road motorcycle crashes. [...]
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Children increasingly are being hospitalized with injuries -- often traumatic brain injuries -- from all-terrain vehicle accidents, a new study shows. A Johns Hopkins University research team found that 4,039 children up to age 17 were admitted at hospitals for ATV-related injuries in 2006. That was 2½ times higher than [...]
The Yamaha Rhino made its mark in the world of off-roading, in more ways than one. Popular with riders but a magnet for lawsuits, it is now the focus of an immense legal battle. FairWarning Reports.
Memorial Day weekend is among the deadliest times for all-terrain vehicle riders, with 27 fatalities recorded over the holiday last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns. ATV-related deaths from March to April spike an average of 30 percent for children younger than 16 and 88 percent for adults, according [...]
Makers of all-terrain vehicles promised to monitor dealers to prevent the sale of powerful adult model ATVs to kids under 16. But an undercover investigation by the Government Accounting Office suggests self-policing isn't working. In a report Thursday on safety issues with ATVs, the GAO said investigators visited 10 dealerships in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and [...]
The latest in a long string of lawsuits against Yamaha claiming design flaws in its Rhino off-r0ad vehicles was filed Wednesday in Tennessee. The plaintiffs are the families of two young girls who were killed when the Rhino they were riding flipped over in 2008. Yamaha sold more than 150,000 Rhinos in the [...]
More than 10,000 people have been killed in all-terrain vehicle crashes since the 1980s. ATV manufacturers profess a strong interest in safety, but critics say it's just lip service.
Under the circumstances, keeping off-roaders out of the Clear Creek Management Area seemed like a no-brainer. With its rugged scenery and miles of challenging trails, the federal tract in California's San Benito and Fresno counties has long been a cherished destination for thousands of dirt bike and ATV riders. But [...]
Exclusive CBS News Investigation Finds 59 Deaths, Hundreds Of Injuries Linked To Yamaha's Off-Road Vehicle In the swath of Kentucky called the Land Between The Lakes, the Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area is a rugged expanse of hills and woodlands crisscrossed by 100 miles of trails. Test drivers came here [...]