Motorized Recreational Vehicles

The Academy recommends that family physicians become well educated with the potential dangers associated with the use of motorized recreational vehicles (including mini-bikes, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft) and advise patients about their safe use including information about appropriateness for developmental age. The AAFP also supports the development of laws establishing speed limits, separation of motorized recreational vehicles from non-motorized vehicles or pedestrians and prohibiting the operation of such vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs. (1973) (2013 COD)