|Document ID (ISN)||109983|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Burgus S.K., Madsen M.D., Sanderson W.T., Rautiainen R.H.
||Youths operating all-terrain vehicles - Implications for safety education
||2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.97-104. 16 ref.
||All-terrain vehicle (ATV) use has increased in recent years. ATV injuries and deaths have also increased, particularly among youth. This article describes a survey taken during a farming convention aimed at identifying safety-related behaviors, injuries, and effects of ATV safety training among youth. There were 624 participants aged 12 to 20 with a median age of 16; 56% were male and 69% lived on a farm. Data were collected on whether or not the young persons had received safety training, took passengers, wore helmets, drove on unpaved roads and had been involved in accidents. Gender differences were found in behaviors and injury rates (males 37%, females 20%). ATV safety training appears to improve behaviours. Gender differences in operation, behaviors and injuries should be considered in ATV safety training.
||safety consciousness; agricultural equipment; safety training in industry; agriculture; young persons; drivers
||human behaviour; injuries; disobeying safety instructions; fatalities; sex-linked differences; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Safety culture and safety consciousness