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October 2015

Posted On 10/28/15

All-Terrain Vehicles, All-Terrain Risk

Widely used for off-road touring and riding, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), or “quads,” deliver sometimes-exhilarating and often-dangerous rides. Because the vehicles are meant to be driven on uneven terrain, they do pose risks, especially when they lack basic safety features such as rollbars and side doors and safety harnesses. In June 2013, Nadiya Zaverbna, a 33-year-old New Jersey native, was enjoying the Sedona, Arizona scenery on a rented quad with her fiancée. During the ride, Ms. Zaverbna lost control of her ATV and was thrown from it. Ms. Zaverbna landed on her head and died at the scene. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ATV accidents contribute to...


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