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ATV & Motorcycle Safety

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ATV & Motorcycle Safety

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  1. ATV & Motorcycle Safety

  2. Today’s Lesson • 9.PCH.3Understand necessary steps to prevent and respond to unintentional injury • 9.PCH.3.1 Summarize the risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles

  3. Essential Questions • Identify 3 risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles

  4. In Your Journals– Pre-test • You will now take a short pre-assessment quiz to assess how much you already know about ATV and motorcycle safety

  5. True or False • An ATV is another word for a bike. 2. ATVs are safe to ride anywhere by anybody. 3. There is no limit to the number of passengers on ATVs and motorcycles. 4. A person should tell another adult when and where they are riding before going out on an ATV/Motorcycle. 5. A person riding on an ATV or motorcycle is only required to wear jeans and a leather jacket for protection.

  6. Check What You Know • An ATV is another word for a bike. • False • ATV is the abbreviation for All-Terrain Vehicle • Also called a four wheeler

  7. Check What You Know 2. ATVs are safe to ride anywhere by anybody. • False • ATVs are for off road only, and on designated roads. • There are different sizes of ATVs to match the build and age of the person driving. • People under 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult.

  8. Check What You Know 3. There is no limit to the number of passengers on ATVs and motorcycles. • False • There should not be any passengers, unless there is a seat for one.

  9. Check What You Know 4. A person should tell another adult when and where they are riding before going out on an ATV/Motorcycle. • True • A person riding, even if an adult, should always tell another person before going out for a ride.

  10. Check What You Know 5. A person riding on an ATV or Motorcycle is only required to wear jeans and a leather jacket for protection • False • A person operating an ATV/Motorcycle is required to wear an approved helmet, protective eye wear, boots, and gloves along with the long pants and long sleeved jacket for protection.

  11. ATV Injuries • 30,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the ER for ATV-related injuries Fractured bones Head and facial injuries • 44 of these resulted in the death of the child • 75% of deaths were children ages 10-14 • 90% of the deaths were from adult-sized ATVs • Youth account for 14% of ATV riders and account for 33% of the Deaths from ATV use.

  12. Motorcycle Injuries • 56,870 injuries sustained while riding a motorcycle • 245 resulted in death • 23,800 injuries for 19 and under required treatment at a hospital • Patients age 12-15 had highest nonfatalinjury rate • 70% of those injured reported riding dirt bike or trail bikes when injured • 19 states require off-road motorcyclists age under 18 to wear helmets. • Including North Carolina

  13. Analyzing Statistics • The statistics we just looked at show that the risks for ATV and motorcycle use can result in anything from a fractured bone to death.

  14. ATV Safety • People use ATVs and motorcycles for different reasons. • In rural areas the most common use is for the different chores associated with farm/rural life. • In a more populated, urban and city area ATV and motorcycle use is more associated with recreation. • Even though people use these vehicles for different reasons, it is important to remember that the risks are the same for every one. • ATVs and motorcycles can be dangerous if the people using them are not aware of the safety precautions they should take to avoid risks.

  15. Motorcycle Riding Risk Factors • Poor road conditions • gravel, potholes, construction • Bad weather • rain, snow, fog, etc. • Excess speed • riding over the speed limit • Alcohol consumption

  16. Risk Factors • Condition/safety of your bike • tires, brakes • Stunts/ “Extreme riding” • popping wheelies • Heavy traffic • Lane splitting • driving up the middle of two lanes of traffic • Riding in groups • with several other motorcycle riders

  17. Did You Know? • Motorcycles represent a higher risk than private passenger vehicles • largely due to their lack of protection for the motorcyclist and passenger. • The design of the vehicles also brings higher risk in that they are less stable and more susceptible to loss of control

  18. Journal 2.07 • What are your thoughts and feelings about motorcycles and ATVs? • Would you like to get one someday? Why or why not? • Do you think they are safe? Why or why not?