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Safety 2016, 2(1), 3; doi:10.3390/safety2010003

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety―Potential Effectiveness of the Quadbar as a Crush Prevention Device

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA; Address: 4916 Holland View Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 USA
Academic Editor: Raphael Grzebieta
Received: 23 August 2015 / Revised: 28 January 2016 / Accepted: 28 January 2016 / Published: 17 February 2016
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Abstract

A total of 10,561 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) related deaths have been documented for the years 1985 through 2009 in the United States, most of which were associated with overturns of the machine. The current analysis addresses the question, “How effective is the QuadbarTM (QB) as a crush prevention device (CPD) in preventing ATV overturn-related injuries?” A CPD is designed as a guard against crushing injuries to the ATV rider in the event of an overturn. The analysis used a prevention effectiveness model to address this question. Based on this analysis, the CPD and more specifically the QB were found to potentially prevent serious injuries and death to ATV riders that result from overturns. Systematic real-life studies are needed to evaluate the prevention potential of CPDs that are in use to guide the implementation of policies to better protect the public from these injuries. View Full-Text
Keywords: All-terrain vehicle; ATV; Quad Bike; Crush Prevention Device; crashworthiness; overturns; rollovers All-terrain vehicle; ATV; Quad Bike; Crush Prevention Device; crashworthiness; overturns; rollovers
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Myers, M.L. All-Terrain Vehicle Safety―Potential Effectiveness of the Quadbar as a Crush Prevention Device. Safety 2016, 2, 3.

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