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ATV Accidents

Posted On 08/23/19

Dirt Bike Injuries

A dirt bike is a type of off-highway vehicle in Arizona. It is a motorcycle specifically designed to ride off-road on rough terrain. It is a two-wheeled vehicle like a motorcycle, but it is not for use on paved roads. Instead, riders use dirt bikes for recreational and off-road riding. Dirt biking comes with a risk of serious accidents and injuries – especially on rocky terrain in Arizona. Arizona has recorded 268 fatalities related to all-terrain vehicles since 1982, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A dirt bike accident could inflict many types of injuries on victims. Broken Bones The impact of the rider falling from the bike and...

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Posted On 07/27/19

Arizona ATV Laws

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is something many people use recreationally in the state of Arizona on trails, pits and sand dunes. Others rely on ATVs at work to get around farms, fields and forests. Still others register their ATVs to make them street-legal. No matter where you plan on riding your ATV in Arizona, you must obey related state laws. Keeping up with the most recent ATV laws can help you operate your vehicle safely, prudently and properly, and avoid a serious ATV accident. What Is an OHV? Arizona law does not refer specifically to ATVs; instead, it calls them OHVs or off-highway vehicles. An off-highway vehicle is one primarily...

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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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