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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.

Sponsors - Brain Injury Association of Mississippi, Adventure ATV, Sports Center, Tractor Supply Co., and Village Cycle Center.

Video Transcript: 

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!

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Publication Number: M2422


Three young people sit on ATVs as they listen to their instructor.
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety February 23, 2022

A recent grant award is helping provide all-terrain vehicle safety training to Mississippi 4-H’ers. The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety Program recently received $10,000 from Polaris through the company’s T.R.A.I.L.S. grant program. The funds purchased two youth sized Polaris ATVs and safety equipment. T.R.A.I.L.S. is an acronym for trail development, responsible riding, access, initiatives, lobbying and safety.

Safety gear for ATV riding includes helmets, gloves, long pants and long sleeves. Young people should ride ATVs designed for their size rather than full-size ATVs designed for adult riders. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Bonnie Coblentz)
Filed Under: ATV Safety May 31, 2019

All-terrain vehicles are commonly used in Mississippi for entertainment and work, but driving them dangerously is a frequent cause of injuries and death.

Three young people drive ATVs on a marked course in a field during a safety training.
Filed Under: ATV Safety September 18, 2018

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)

A teenage boy in a blue and white long-sleeved shirt and protective gear, including a red and black helmet and black gloves, rides a red ATV around orange cones during a safety class. (Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety June 5, 2018

It's ATV Safety Week! (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

A young rider in full safety gear navigates a turn on an all-terrain vehicle.
Filed Under: ATV Safety May 18, 2018

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.

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