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Illinois’ few ATV regulations could be factor in serious accidents

Safety advocacy groups such as the Specialty Vehicle Institute are in favor of implementing stricter ATV laws in the state, such as minimum age and helmet requirements. However, other parties are of the mindset that instituting stricter ATV laws does not necessarily mean that people will obey them, especially when people are actually on rough terrain.

Rob Littiken, project manager for the 300-acre Nature Conservancy, which owns the Kankakee Sands preserve in Pembroke Township, said they have asked the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation police and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office to enforce ATV rules on the site, and ever since they have done so, ATV crashes have gotten less serious on the property.

Unfortunately, far too many individuals are harmed in ATV accidents every year because of both dangerous vehicles and the reckless and careless actions of others. If you have suffered an injury in an ATV accident and you believe that someone else was ultimately responsible, contact the experienced Kankakee attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292.