ATV Safety Packet

Selected* Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Phone: 800-433-9016 or 847-434-4000
Fax: 847-434-8000

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of children and adolescents.  The AAP offers an ATV policy statement and ATV model legislation.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Injury Information Clearinghouse
Phone: 800-638-2772
Fax: 301-504-0124

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent regulatory agency of the federal government.  The CPSC conducts hazard assessment and reduction programs to prevent injury.  The National Injury Information Clearinghouse offers special studies and data summaries of product-related injury.

National 4-H Council
4-H Community ATV Safety Program
Phone: 301-961-2913
Fax: 301-961-2894

The 4-H Community ATV Safety Program addresses the youth ATV use.  The program offers training, workshops, technical assistance, and resource materials to support local youth ATV safety programs.

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS)
Children’s Safety Network
Phone: 800-662-6900
Fax: 715-389-4996

The Children’s Safety Network at the NCCRAHS offers technical assistance and resources on childhood rural and agricultural health and safety, including an ATV parent guideline for assigning ATV-related tasks. 

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Inc. (NOHVCC)
Phone: 800-348-OHVS (6487)
Fax: 920-458-3446

The NOHVCC provides a forum for enthusiasts, organizations, and supporters to promote safety and a positive image of off-highway recreational sports.  Resources include trail design consulting and a guide to developing youth off-highway vehicle (OHV) programs.

The Ohio State University
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Extension Safety and Health
Phone: 614-292-6519
Fax: 614-292-9448

The Ohio State University offers resources for the safe agricultural use of ATVs.  Resources include a volunteer guide and several videotapes regarding ATV safety.

Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA)
ATV Safety Institute
Phone: 949-727-3727 or 800-887-2887
Fax: 714-727-4216

The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) is a non-profit division of the SVIA.  The ASI represents manufacturers and distributors of ATVs.  The primary goal of the ASI is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs.  ASI offers ATV instructor certification, videos, and publications. ASI also offers an ATV Rider Course to train riders on safe practices.  To enroll call the ATV Enrollment Express at 1-800-887-2887. 

State-Based Resources

In My Back Yard is a web-based state directory of injury prevention resources in your state.  To learn more about resources in your “back yard”

* The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety does not endorse specific resources, but offers these as examples.  Please note that state regulations vary considerably and materials offered may not be consistent with safety recommendations in this packet.

For more information:   
Children’s Safety Network
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone:  800-662-6900
Fax:  715-389-4996

ATV Safety Packet Table of Contents

Used by permission of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (2/2006)

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