Families Seek Ban on ATV Use by Youth ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Families Seek Ban on ATV Use by Youth

Families are seeking a ban on ATV use by youth. After losing their 15-year-old son to an ATV accident, Jose Alfredo Magana’s family is joining forces with others to prevent them from experiencing the death of a child. Concerned Families for ATV Safety is lobbying Congress and state legislatures to ban children under 16 from driving or riding on ATVs, a position supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Store manager Jesse Torres said any ban is a moot point, because safety is always a top priority when it comes to selling an ATV for a child. Many families buy several vehicles and make a family activity out of riding them, he said

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