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What You May Not Know About All-Terrain Vehicle-Related Deaths and Injuries

      We thank Annals for the recent article titled “Fatalities in Traffic Crashes Involving All-Terrain Vehicles.”
      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
      Fatalities in traffic crashes involving all-terrain vehicles.
      This provides an opportunity to raise Annals readers’ awareness of this public health issue and to dispel common myths. Although dense urban communities are less at risk, this problem is not just a rural phenomenon.
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