I just read about at 12 year old boy that was killed when he lost control of the ATV he was riding and crashed into a wall. I have been adamantly against my boys (10 and 11) getting any kind of motorized vehicle, whether it's an ATV, dirt bike, pocket bike, anything because I hear of this happening too often. I feel they do just fine with their bicycles and their little scooters they push with their feet. I'm not judging those of you who do let your kids ride ATV's by any means, I just don't think its the right decision for my family even though my boys are extremely responsible for their ages. What about the rest of you?
Answer by 4monkees at 9:01 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 6:36 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
My 5 yo has an 50cc 4-wheeler and our 10yo has a motorcycle and rides the 4wheeler since she was 5. As long as the parents are there to supervise and teach the do's and don'ts I don't see anything wrong with them. both are kids grew up with us enjoying riding ours all their life. they know bad accidents happen and what not to do. If you go looking to buy onw; there are controls that you can turn on or off that controls how fast the ATV goes.
Answer by dinkadink at 6:56 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by Kiter at 7:39 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriW at 9:03 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriW at 9:15 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
My kids have always had motorcycles & ATV's the boys were around 11 when they got there dirt bikes & my dd is 8 & had her own ATV for 2 yrs. We live in Tennessee there's tracks everywhere the thing is to TEACH your children HOW to ride don't just assume they can! We ride all the time it's a normal thing to pack a lunch, load the 4 wheelers & dirt bikes & go to the mountain around here,They should ALWAYS wear helmets If they are taught how to ride it sure is a lot of FUN!
Answer by tntornado45 at 8:11 AM on Feb. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 AM on Feb. 23, 2009
Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:22 PM on Feb. 23, 2009