ATV riders need caution, training, helmets


“We have a major public health problem with ATVs,” said David Gilkey, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at CSU. “These vehicles are fun, but they have many risks associated with operation.”
Gilkey has done extensive research for the last five years on the dangers. “About 800 deaths per year result from ATV accidents,” he said. “A child younger than 16 dies in an ATV accident once every four days.”