Mississippi State Department of Health

ATV Safety


Mississippians are 3.5 times more likely to die from an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident compared the 2010 national average.

ATV Risks

More than 200 Mississippians died from ATV injuries between 1998 and 2008, and injuries are rising fastest in children under 16. ATVs present unique dangers because they can reach high speed off the road where unpredictable conditions can cause collisions and rollovers. Mississippi has no safety legislation for ATVs, and many riders are either too young for their vehicle or do not wear helmets.

Safety Precautions

ATV riders, especially younger ones, should take strong safety precautions.

More Information

Links referenced on this page
ATVSafety.gov    http://ATVSafety.gov
ATV Safety Pages from 4-H    http://www.atv-youth.org/

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