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Alberta Health warns parents to keep children off ATV’s

Ahead of the long weekend, Alberta Health Services would like to remind ATV owners of the dangers associated with children on ATVs. AHS says that children under the age of 16 are unsuitable to drive or ride ATVs, even child-sized ones, as they don’t have the strength to control such a powerful vehicle. AHS medical officer for the central zone of Alberta Dr. Deena Hinshaw, tells Goat News the dangers children face while riding ATVs. Hinshaw says the most common injuries are traumatic injuries such as broken bones and head injuries.She said ATV’s are powerful and injuries are more common in children and typically more severe. AHS says 38 children have been injured in Alberta from ATV use between the beginning of May and the end of July. Of those, 14 were injured severely, and 2 died.
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