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

  title={All-Terrain Vehicle Safety―Potential Effectiveness of the Quadbar as a Crush Prevention Device},
  author={Melvin Myers},
  • M. Myers
  • Published 17 February 2016
  • Medicine
  • Safety
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… 

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