My friend and avid all terrain vehicle rider Jim Coughlin sent me a sad story about a Knox, New York (near Albany) boy who was killed yesterday while riding an ATV. The ATV was apparently being ridden by two teenage boys, neither of whom was wearing a helmet or using a seat belt. The ATV had just been purchased that same day by the boys’ parents and grandparents.
These vehicles are powerful and can be dangerous if not ridden properly. It’s just foolish to ride one without a helmet. Parents simply cannot let their children ride unattended and untrained. Far too many deaths and tragic injuries have been caused by inexperienced riders. Be careful out there.