ATV Safety PSA Contest
Abbye Buchanan produced the winning video for the
2018 4-H ATV Safety PSA Contest!
June is 4-H ATV Safety Month, so be sure to stay safe when you ride!
Congratulations to Abbye, and thanks to our sponsors for making the contest possible.
Hello, my name is Abbye Buchanan, and I’m a member of Rankin County 4-H.
I love to ride my four-wheeler, and when I do, I always wear my trusty helmet.
You can never predict when you’re going to get in an accident, so always wear your helmet.
This egg represents your brain when you get into an accident without a helmet—(crushing sound)—scrambled.
Come on, guys! Let’s go ride!
All-terrain vehicles are commonly used in Mississippi for entertainment and work, but driving them dangerously is a frequent cause of injuries and death.
Abbye Buchanan, of Florence, is the 2018 winner of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety PSA Contest. Buchanan is 11 years old and has been a member of 4-H for 3 years. (File photo/MSU Extension Service)
It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
June 2-10 is ATV Safety Week
WEST POINT, Miss. -- Many Mississippians enjoy the usefulness and thrill of riding all-terrain vehicles, but the dangerous nature of these machines is highlighted in the June 2-10 4-H ATV Safety Week.
Mississippi ranks 15th in the nation in ATV-related deaths. In 2017, nine youngsters died after suffering traumatic injuries in ATV accidents.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Hunting and driving all-terrain vehicles are so linked in Mississippi that many people forget safety precautions when using these powerful machines.
Bradley Staton, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV associate, offered a few tips to increase the chances that people will have a safe time in the woods on ATVs.
"Always wear protective gear," Staton said. "That means a helmet to protect the head if you lose control and flip the ATV, and appropriate clothing, including long sleeves, a jacket and boots. And, since it's hunting season, always wear an orange vest so others hunters in the same area can see you."