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3-wheeled and 4-wheeled all-terrain vehicles: unstable and dangerous vehicles

Delisle, A.; Laberge-Nadeau, C.; Brown, B.

Canadian Journal of Public Health 80(1): 28-30

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4263
PMID: 2702541
Accession: 039017980

We present the results of a questionnaire completed by 526 victims of accidents involving three- and four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles. All victims were treated at the emergency departments of 10 regional hospitals in Quebec. In 70% of cases, the vehicles overturned. Two thirds of victims were injured in accidents without collision, typically involving overturns on level ground or hills. We suggest accident reconstruction research as a means of identifying engineering solutions as one element in an injury control approach.

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