Why Do You Think Older People Stop Riding Motorcycles and Go to ATV


The following article will discuss an important topic that is “why do older people stop riding motorcycles and go to ATV” and we will talk about it in more details within the article. With four wheels instead of two, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) would appear to be safer than motorcycles for off-road traveling or other things to several older folks. Older people may think that ATVs are less dangerous than motorcycles because they have four wheels and so are much safer. But in reality, the ATVs are probably more dangerous because the injuries people have after accidents are more deadly.

The name ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is very misleading, the ATV cannot be used on sealed or paved roads as they can roll over easily because of the wheels grip. The ATV is not good on hills as they can roll over due to the unstable nature of the machine, so why were they called All-Terrain Vehicle? This probably had more to do with marketing than reality. The Quad bike is better description than ATV, quad meaning 4 wheels which is quite misleading and thus the older people stop riding motorcycles and go to ATV’s as when they look at these quads they believe or think they fun, looks like toys for the kids thus are probably safe but this is not the truth at all, quads are very dangerous and a number of children and older people are killed each year riding quads. The difference in morbidity and mortality is not solely related to helmet use.

In the rural workplace quad contribute to deaths each year, so why do older people still prefer them over motorcycles. I hear people say “it’s not the machine it’s the operator” if you take that view then why are children and older people can experience various physical and sensory limitations allowed to operate them? Let’s compare motorbikes to quads, 2 wheel motorbikes have been around for about 100 years, they have been used extensively in the rural industry but they do not have a same death rate of the quad bike so surely this would suggest that it’s not the operator but the machine is the problem.