ATV Safety Information Center

Big Real Rough Tough Deadly ATV Statistics

A graph of ATV Related deaths by month from 2005 - 2008

This infographic shows the reported number of ATV-related deaths by year, the top 10 states where people die on ATVs and other death and injury statistics. It also gives tips for safe riding.

May through September is “Crunch Time” for ATV riders – a critical period when riding season and ATV-related incidents are at their peaks. Make safety part of the plan for every ride and follow these rules of the trail:

  • Do not drive ATVs on paved roads.
  • Do not allow a child under 16 drive or ride an adult ATV.
  • Do not drive ATVs with a passenger or ride as a passenger.
  • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear such as eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Take a hands-on safety training course.