Both organizations also recognize ATV Safety Week, June 1-9
Editor’s Note: Physicians are available for interviews. Interviews available today, Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
With three tragic ATV-related deaths over the Memorial Day weekend, Safe Kids Midlands and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands want the community to know important facts about all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety.
Safe Kids Midlands Coordinator Mabry Gray is heartbroken when she learns of a preventable death, especially of a child. “Children are involved in about 30 percent of all ATV-related deaths and injuries,” she said.
ATVs are motorized off-road vehicles:
South Carolina ATV Facts from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS:
Incorrect ATV size causes many deaths, injuries:
ATV training, protective gear important:
In South Carolina, Chandler’s ATV Safety Requirements Law became effective July 1, 2011. Information from the law includes: