Imagine an American child dying a needless death every third day of every year. That is the latest statistic on ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) deaths in 2006 as reported by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. These 100 child death cases do not include another 455 adult death cases in the same year. Imagine – 555 deats blamed on ATV crashes in a single year. If that wasn’t bad enough, the CPSC also reports an additional 146,000 others that were hurt seriously enough to required emergency room treatment. These figures are expected to go much higher as the government received additional information from coroners and hospitals nationwide. The time has come to ban this product. It serves no useful function. The “fun” that you get from the brief ride can never compete with the tragedy of having to bury your loved one. The time has come for the CPSC to act before thousands more are killed or permanently injured.
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