Miyerkules, Abril 22, 2009

Safety comes first

ATV stands for “all terrain vehicle”. These types of vehicles are small and powerful and are specifically designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than 2-wheeled vehicles of a similar size. ATVs often have 3 or 4 wheels, but some models with 6 wheels exist for certain specialized uses. A rider sits and operates an ATV similarly as one would a motorcycle, but the extra wheels give the ATV more stability at slower speeds. ATVs are often used for recreational purposes and can be used for work on ranches as well.

Because of the increasing incidence of Yamaha Rhino rollovers,
Yamaha has recently recalled more of its Rhino Side by Side (SxS) ATV vehicles because of the danger of rollover. The rollovers have tremendously caused a number of serious injuries to numerous riders which has prompted lawsuits. Among the many injuries they usually encounter are broken legs (tibia), broken arms, and the most serious head and spinal cord injuries which most often than not leave these riders bedridden and comatose in the hospital ( I should know, I have been assigned in the Neuroward where most vehicular are confined.)The Rhino's propensity to roll over has been blamed on it's high center of gravity and narrow wheel base. Many Rhinos did not come with doors on the passenger compartment, when the Rhino rolls the passenger sticks their leg out to try and balance the vehicle. Unfortunately, the passenger or driver is typically unable to balance the vehicle and it rolls over crushing the driver's or passenger's leg.

These would have to be the moral of the story, as a responsible driver we should be able to assess well the suited vehicle for us to ensure a comfortable, speedy yet SAFETY ride. Remember, safety comes first.