United States

375 – people hospitalized each day after ATV wrecks

800 – approximate riders killed annually

136,700 – approximate riders injured in 2005

40,400 – approximate children injured on ATVs in 2005

7.6 million – ATVs in use today

$3 billion – approximate annual medical expenses from ATV accidents

80 percent – number of crashes in which riders ignore warnings

Maine

96 – ATV-related deaths, 1985-2007

35 – ATV-related deaths, 2003-2006

19 – ATV-related juvenile deaths, 1985-2006

144 – average number of ATV-related injuries, 1985-1998

306 – average number of ATV injuries, 1999-2006

23,458 – average number of ATV registrations, 1985-1998

54,011 – average number of ATV registrations, 1985-1998

Tri-county area

94 percent – Maine ATVs registered to Maine households (2004)

19.4 percent – Maine ATV riding that occurs in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties (2004)

17.6 percent – Maine ATVs registered in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties (2004)

19.4 percent – Franklin County families with a registered ATV (highest in Maine) (2004)

Sources: The Oregonian, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and “Economic Contributions of ATV-related activities in Maine,” Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine, March 2005.


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