The Unique Design of ATVs Creates Risks
The unique design of ATVs creates risks for the rider if not handled properly. This chart compares design factors of ATVs and the special risks associated with them.
|Capable of traveling over rough terrain||
Unknown hazards and obstacles, such as rocks, ruts, stumps, fences, holes, and embankments, may cause collisions and rollovers.
|Wide, low-pressure, knobby tires||
|Fixed rear axle for traction||
|Powerful drive train with high and low gear ratios||
|High ground clearance and short, narrow wheelbase||
Requires operator to meet minimum size and weight requirements to balance the vehicle properly.
|Seat on top of the vehicle||