Scooters & 4 Wheelers

Those sporty scooters and 4-wheelers (ATV's) may be the hottest thing around these days (at least to many kids), but Safe Kids Worldwide wants every parent and child to understand the potential for serious injury that faces kids who hop aboard without proper protective gear.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that children under the age of 16 not be allowed to ride adult-sized ATV's. The vehicle manufacturers also discourage use by persons under the age of 16. Nationally, children under the age of 14 account for approximately 40 percent of the ATV-related deaths and injuries that are reported.