Thursday, January 8, 2009

KSL Clip on ATV Safety

Just in case the video link I tried to add in above doesn't work, you can see the story on ksl's web site or just copy and paste the following address into your browser: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=5260188&autostart=y

I just wanted to share with you a recent clip featuring my favorite people in the world, who even though our New Years Day didn't come off exactly as we had planned, are still with us to tell thier story.

We contacted KSL to run this story in the hopes that if anyone else is considering purchasing this type of recreational vehicle for thier kids, they will be informed as to potential problems with these mini ATVs. Especially since they are being marked for use by younger children and the dangers presented are beyond the control of what normal safety and parental instruction can plan for.

One point of clarification on the story - Avery's helmet was NOT knocked off during the crash through the garage door. It was the one thing that functioned as it was intended to and was the one thing that prevented her from serious injury. She still had back and neck pain from the ordeal, but as I said before, it could have been a lot worse.

NEVER LET YOUR CHILDREN RIDE ANY ATV WITHOUT A SAFETY HELMET, EVEN FOR A SECOND!!

Also, as a response to Rory (Dealer's) final comment about how "customers just don't listen" if you seriously believe that any additional amount of listening or checking out the 4-wheeler before and during use would have prevented the throttle assembly on a BRAND NEW bike to come completely apart after only 30 minutes of riding, thereby causing the bike to take off at top speeds and not respond to the safety kill switch or the remote kill switch being marketed as a parental safety feature, then you sir have a very fine view on the power of wishful thinking.

Your brand of "thinking" would have really come in handy as I was willing an out of control bike to stop so that my child didn't crash through a steel garage door.

4 comments:

Nataluscious said...

Wow wow wow. I just can't believe what a scary accident that was, and what you must have been feeling when she came out the other side nearly unharmed! I hope the neck/back pain is short-lived. It was great to see you guys on camera though - made us miss you even more :). So what's the status on the ATV? Gonna get it back and try again?

Mama Bear said...

The dealer isn't being too co-operative and really are not leaving us too many options. They are also saying the bike is in perfect working order. Yah, right, except for the throttle assembly which falls apart. I for one do not want it back, because we got lucky this time. What happens the next time...engine blows up...so we will see what ends up happening.

Nataluscious said...

Yikes. I'm with you. Sorry for the nightmare. :(

Hoopesfam4 said...

I am just glad A's okay. Definitely a scary experience,and I'm sorry it's one you guys had to deal with. Good for you for confronting the dealership on this - it just stinks they aren't being cooperative. What was it they had you guys "sign off on after the test drive?"