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Some Thoughts About Mini Chopper Safety

"He who knows what to fear, Robin, knows how to proceed with safety." - Batman

I haven't heard or read much about mini chopper safety, but it is certainly something that should be discussed, especially within an emerging field. If safety isn't a strong consideration and accidents begin to accumulate, someone will step in to remedy the situation and will likely be a government or other authority, so everyone that is interested in mini choppers should be working to develop safety guideline and produce safe vehicles. Currently, it appears that the manufacture of these small two-wheeled motor vehicles is not regulated by any federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also, neither the rider nor the vehicle are required to be licensed. So, it is every individual's responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is constructed to safe standards and ridden in a safe manner. 

To begin with, the mini chopper mantra should be that these ARE NOT TOYS and they ARE NOT for  young or inexperienced riders!!! 

According to the National Ag Safety National Database, "In 1978, there were approximately 19,000 motor-bike- related injuries treated in emergency rooms. Nearly half of these injuries were attributed to accidents involving the mini bike  In 1982, there were an estimated 12,000 children 14 years of age and younger who suffered minibike- and trailbike-related injuries (National Electronic Injury Surveillance data, National Information Clearing House, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1985). Since 1980, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has collected at least 24 death certificates that implicate minibikes and trailcycles. Half of those who died were children 14 years of age or younger."

I have included some links at the bottom of this page to web sites that offer safety tips. I hope that everyone will take a moment to check them out, and that everyone will take the responsibility  for the safety of themselves and the others around them. 

Have fun - be safe!

 

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