All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), which are off-road motorised vehicles, usually with four tires, a straddle seat for the operator, and handlebars for steering control, have become increasingly popular.
All-Terrain Vehicles are mainly used for recreation, but are also used in occupations such as farming and policing.
ATVs are also used as primary transportation in some remote communities, such as in parts of Alaska.
However, ATV fatalities and injuries have increased over the last decade and are a matter of concern to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which overseas ATV safety.
This book explores how ATVs are used, their crash statistics, and sales of adult-sized vehicles for children's use.
Also discussed are the effects of ATVs on forested lands and grasslands and their impact on natural resources.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 158 pages, b/w photos & illus
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 10/02/2011
- Category: Transport planning & policy
- ISBN: 9781617288456