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Injuries, Including Brain Trauma, Mount for Children in ATV Accidents, Study Finds

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 [...]

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Government Sleuths Go Undercover on ATV Sales

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 [...]

Consumer Protection

ATV Industry Straddles Safety Debate as Off-Road Deaths Mount

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.

Consumer Protection

Nevermind the Asbestos, Riders Want Back in at Clear Creek

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 [...]

Yamaha’s Rhino: For Some A Deadly Ride

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 [...]