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All-Terrain Vehicles Safety

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports mandatory minimum age requirements, personal protective equipment, and safety training and application of motor vehicle safety laws for users of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

  1. Vehicles should be sturdy and stable;
  2. Riders should receive instruction from an experienced rider;
  3. Riders should wear approved helmets and protective clothing (trousers, boots, gloves, etc.);
  4. Roadway and nighttime riding should not be permitted;
  5. Riders should be required to hold licenses based on demonstrated competence.

(Report P-1988, adopted as amended 5/7/88)(revised, Report MM-1998, Item 21, adopted 11/15/98)
(revised, Report L1-2004, Item 53, adopted 11/14/2004)
(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-51, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2014, Item 33, adopted 10/25/2014)