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Recreational Vehicle Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued policy statements on children using snowmobiles, personal watercraft (“jet skis”), and all-terain vehicles and off-road vehicles (ATVs or ORVs). While these vehicles can be fun to use, they do require skill and judgment to operate safely. The AAP recommends that no children under age 16 drive these vehicles. Other considerations for different types of vehicles are:

Where can I find more information on recreational safety?

Compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN. Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan

Updated November 2012


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