ATV Safety Information Center

Big Real Rough Tough Deadly ATV Statistics

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.

Experience counts when riding an ATV. Like other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, riding an ATV can be risky. To help stay safe, follow these safety tips:


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