As many area residents probably know, Pennsylvania has a large amount of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users. Exploring the natural beauty of central Pennsylvania by ATV, motorbike, or snowmobile is a common activity among our area's families. However, the converse side to this activity is the potential for serious injury or death. According to a recent report, Pennsylvania ranks among the top five states for the highest numbers of ATV-related deaths.
Want to know how to be safe in Pennsylvania? Take a look at these few websites:
The ATV Safety Institute:
The ATV Safety Institute provides resources and training to become a safe and responsible ATV rider. The site also discusses proper riding gear and how to respect the outdoors when you are out riding.
PA Places To Ride:
This site is a state-run website that tells Pennsylvania riders where and when it is safe to ride your all-terrain vehicle outdoors. It also includes a map of the state's trail systems!
As noted above, ATVs, dirt bikes, and other off-road vehicles (such as snowmobiles) are a leading cause of serious injury among Pennsylvanians, especially among our state's youth. Attorney Doug Stoehr of Altoona, PA handles cases involving injury as a result of accidents involving off-road vehicles. For more information about Attorney Doug Stoehr and his Blair county area practice, please call his law firm at 814-946-4100.