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Memorial Day weekend prompts safety concerns for ATV riders

By KSL.com | Posted - May 28, 2011 at 9:49 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Many Utahns are taking advantage of the long weekend to do some traveling, with many planning to go off-roading.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that Memorial Day is the deadliest holiday period for ATV riders, making it especially important for riders to be extra cautious.

In the past, Memorial Day weekend has seen as many as 28 deaths from accidents with all-terrain vehicles.

Individuals choosing to participate in off-roading activities are asked to be cautious and attentive to those around them. For more off-road safety tips, visit www.treadlightly.org

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