prevention-safety
  • Kentucky has the highest number of ATV fatalities in the nation.
  • 35% of ATV related deaths involve people less than 16 years of age
  • Males are almost 5 times more likely to be injured on an ATV than females
  • Nearly one-half of all individuals injured in ATV accidents are under 16 years old
  • Over one-half of all individuals injured in an ATV accident did not wear any type of protective equipment
  • Over one in five ATV injuries involved head injuries (concussions and brain injuries); spinal cord injuries and paraplegia have been reported
  • Only 4% of drivers injured in an ATV accident reported having had any type of ATV training.
  • Children under 16 years old represented only 17% of all ATV drivers in 2001, but they represented 26% of people injured in ATV accidents.
  • In 1997, the cost of non-fatal ATV related injuries among children under 18 was $1.5 million (1997) dollars.
  • The increase of ATV injuries cannot be fully explained by an increase in the number of ATVs in use, according to the Consumer Safety Product Commission.
  • Kentucky Law KRS.189.151 (5) (c) states: A person under the age of sixteen (16) years, when operating or riding as a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle, shall wear approved protective headgear, in the manner prescribed by the secretary of the Transportation Cabinet, at all times the vehicle is in motion.

Address information

Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky 7321 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100 Louisville, Kentucky 40222