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ATV & Motorcycle Safety. Today’s Lesson. 9.PCH.3 Understand necessary steps to prevent and respond to unintentional injury 9.PCH.3.1 Summarize the risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles. Essential Questions. Identify 3 risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles.
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Today’s Lesson • 9.PCH.3Understand necessary steps to prevent and respond to unintentional injury • 9.PCH.3.1 Summarize the risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles
Essential Questions • Identify 3 risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles
In Your Journals– Pre-test • You will now take a short pre-assessment quiz to assess how much you already know about ATV and motorcycle safety
True or False • An ATV is another word for a bike. 2. ATVs are safe to ride anywhere by anybody. 3. There is no limit to the number of passengers on ATVs and motorcycles. 4. A person should tell another adult when and where they are riding before going out on an ATV/Motorcycle. 5. A person riding on an ATV or motorcycle is only required to wear jeans and a leather jacket for protection.
Check What You Know • An ATV is another word for a bike. • False • ATV is the abbreviation for All-Terrain Vehicle • Also called a four wheeler
Check What You Know 2. ATVs are safe to ride anywhere by anybody. • False • ATVs are for off road only, and on designated roads. • There are different sizes of ATVs to match the build and age of the person driving. • People under 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
Check What You Know 3. There is no limit to the number of passengers on ATVs and motorcycles. • False • There should not be any passengers, unless there is a seat for one.
Check What You Know 4. A person should tell another adult when and where they are riding before going out on an ATV/Motorcycle. • True • A person riding, even if an adult, should always tell another person before going out for a ride.
Check What You Know 5. A person riding on an ATV or Motorcycle is only required to wear jeans and a leather jacket for protection • False • A person operating an ATV/Motorcycle is required to wear an approved helmet, protective eye wear, boots, and gloves along with the long pants and long sleeved jacket for protection.
ATV Injuries • 30,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the ER for ATV-related injuries Fractured bones Head and facial injuries • 44 of these resulted in the death of the child • 75% of deaths were children ages 10-14 • 90% of the deaths were from adult-sized ATVs • Youth account for 14% of ATV riders and account for 33% of the Deaths from ATV use.
Motorcycle Injuries • 56,870 injuries sustained while riding a motorcycle • 245 resulted in death • 23,800 injuries for 19 and under required treatment at a hospital • Patients age 12-15 had highest nonfatalinjury rate • 70% of those injured reported riding dirt bike or trail bikes when injured • 19 states require off-road motorcyclists age under 18 to wear helmets. • Including North Carolina
Analyzing Statistics • The statistics we just looked at show that the risks for ATV and motorcycle use can result in anything from a fractured bone to death.
ATV Safety • People use ATVs and motorcycles for different reasons. • In rural areas the most common use is for the different chores associated with farm/rural life. • In a more populated, urban and city area ATV and motorcycle use is more associated with recreation. • Even though people use these vehicles for different reasons, it is important to remember that the risks are the same for every one. • ATVs and motorcycles can be dangerous if the people using them are not aware of the safety precautions they should take to avoid risks.
Motorcycle Riding Risk Factors • Poor road conditions • gravel, potholes, construction • Bad weather • rain, snow, fog, etc. • Excess speed • riding over the speed limit • Alcohol consumption
Risk Factors • Condition/safety of your bike • tires, brakes • Stunts/ “Extreme riding” • popping wheelies • Heavy traffic • Lane splitting • driving up the middle of two lanes of traffic • Riding in groups • with several other motorcycle riders
Did You Know? • Motorcycles represent a higher risk than private passenger vehicles • largely due to their lack of protection for the motorcyclist and passenger. • The design of the vehicles also brings higher risk in that they are less stable and more susceptible to loss of control
Journal 2.07 • What are your thoughts and feelings about motorcycles and ATVs? • Would you like to get one someday? Why or why not? • Do you think they are safe? Why or why not?