05 May 2008

ATVs in W.Va.

The Register-Herald offers a series examining the popularity of all-terrain vehicles in the Mountain State, the record high fatality rate and the long-running legislative debate over safety regulations.

The Beckley newspaper reports that the state's ATV laws are "more lax than surrounding states," and notes the lack of successful legislation this year in the face of "a comprehensive 64-page study of West Virginia ATV deaths and injuries compiled by the state Bureau for Public Health and the Criminal Justice Statistical Center."

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