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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
CPSC Urges Riders To Keep Off-Road Vehicles Off Roads
"As the long Labor Day weekend approaches and riders head out for one of their last adventures this summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges riders to keep all off-road vehicles – OFF roads. This includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), side-by-sides, dirt bikes, and other utility vehicles.
At least 900 deaths (or 33% of reported deaths during a four-year period) were related to ATVs being ridden on paved roads or parking lots. It’s important for every rider at every age to know:
Off-road vehicles are designed to be driven only on off-road terrain, not paved surfaces.
Off-road vehicles are difficult to control on paved surfaces and are at risk of overturning.
On paved roads, off-road vehicles are at a higher risk of being in a collision with cars, trucks and other vehicles.
In many states, it is illegal to ride off-road vehicles on paved roads..."