Prevention of all-terrain vehicle injuries: A systematic review from The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Since the introduction of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the 1960s, there have been increases in speed and power with little advancement in the area of safety. From 1982 to 2015, more than 14,000 ATV-related deaths were reported; in 2015 alone, there were an estimated 97,200 ATV-related emergency department visits. This article reports findings of a systematic literature review to evaluate scientific evidence on ATV-related injury prevention strategies for riders. A total of 28 studies met the authors' inclusion criteria and were reviewed; however, the available literature was found to be of low to very low quality. The authors found that most research focused on the use of helmets to reduce traumatic brain injury (TBI) among ATV riders. Based on their review, the authors suggest that enforcement of universal injury prevention legislation and increased public awareness efforts, particularly focusing on helmet use, can serve to decrease the burden of injury from ATV usage.


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  • Accession Number: 01680592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2018 10:52AM