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Health Tip: Make Sure Children Use ATVs Safely
Protective gear and training are essential
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Before your child takes an initial ride on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), make sure he or she is prepared with the right training and equipment.

The University of Michigan Health System recommends:

  • Ensure that the child is fully capable of riding an ATV. Proper training is essential.
  • Allow children to ride only during daylight, never on a paved surface and never with a passenger.
  • Children should wear full safety equipment, including boots, gloves, pants and a helmet.
  • No one should ever operate an ATV after drinking alcohol.
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