ATV safety News

Iowa’s Dubuque County Mulls Allowing ATVs on Public Roads

Nearly half of Iowa’s counties have approved use of all-terrain or utility vehicles for public roadways, and at least one large county is considering joining the trend. Dubuque County supervisors have been considering the issue since two riding groups approached …

Consumer Group Warns Off-Highway Vehicle Rider Deaths Peak in July

As the July 4th holiday arrives, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has issued an alert to off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders to operate their vehicles with caution. According to data gathered by CFA and its OHV Safety Coalition, July is …

Fire Risk Prompts Recall of 133,000 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles

Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., is cooperating in a recall of about 133,000 all-terrain vehicles due to a fire risk, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled ATVs include Polaris model years 2013-2016 RZR 900 and …

Groups Divided Over Lax ATV Safety Laws in Illinois

Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided about how to make the popular sport safer. The Chicago Tribune reports that July and August are the deadliest months for ATV accidents. …

Law Enforcers Look to Strengthen Mississippi ATV Law

The law on all-terrain vehicle use in Mississippi has gotten a little tighter over the past three years. Helmets are now required, as are certification courses for underage operators. But many law enforcement officials say the law still lacks teeth …

ATV Accidents Call Attention to Risk, Safety Needs, Indiana Officials Say

All-terrain vehicles are powerful machines that should not be considered toys for children, and riders should take safety precautions, officials in Indiana say. Three recent ATV-related accidents in or near Bartholomew County show the possible dangers of riding ATVs and …

Mississippi All-Terrain Vehicle Law Questioned

Most people who ride their four-wheelers do so on their own property. WTVA-TV reported that occasionally someone will drive them on the road, and in Mississippi, that’s somewhat legal. Mississippi law allows all-terrain vehicles to be driven on public property …