Dear Mount Holly Community Members,
I've compiled a handful of recent scientific articles that discuss ATV safety on roadways (published between 2013 - 2016). While it may seem like I searched only for articles pertaining to ATV fatalities, that was not the case. Using Google Scholar, my search terms were, "ATV unpaved paved roads traffic safety."
As with most scientific papers, the full text costs money, but, the links below will take you to a free summary of each article.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the road: a serious traffic safety and public health concern. Traffic Injury Prevention, 14(1), 78-85.
On-road all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fatalities in the United States. Journal of Safety Research, 50, 117-123.
All-terrain vehicle fatalities on paved roads, unpaved roads, and off-road: Evidence for informed roadway safety warnings and legislation. Traffic Injury Prevention, 17(4), 406-12.
All-terrain vehicles dangerous on both paved and unpaved roads: restricting public roadway use. American Academy of Pediatrics: National Conference & Exhibition
More fatal all-terrain vehicle crashes occur on the roadway than off: increased risk-taking characterizes roadway fatalities.Injury Prevention, 19, 250–256.
ATVs on roadways: a safety crisis. Consumer Federation of America. (2014).