Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content

ATVs & Off-Road Vehicles

Nov 18, 2019

Operating and riding on all-terrain vehicles can be dangerous and should be done as safely as possible. Michigan is among the states with high death rates due to ATVs, and a good percentage of all injuries and deaths occur in children and teenagers 16 and younger. Many of these accidents result in severe head injuries, facial injuries, broken bones and paralysis. These injuries are painful and may result in permanent damage and/or physical rehabilitation. Most accidents are caused from rolling over, falling from the ATV or colliding with a stationary object.

Children and teenagers under the age of 16 should not operate or ride an ATV. Teenagers and adults who are 16 or older should exercise the following precautions:

  • Operate an ATV appropriate in size (engine size should be less than 90 cc).
  • Take a “hands-on” training course offered by certified instructors.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Wear other protective gear such as boots, long pants and gloves.
  • Operate an ATV during the daylight – lights on an ATV don’t provide adequate lighting when the vehicle is bouncing or turning.
  • Do not carry passengers – this makes it difficult to control the ATV which could cause it to tip or roll over.
  • Never use alcohol while operating the vehicle.

Find a Doctor

Need a doctor for your care?
 

Sign Up for Health Tips

Get our advice and upcoming events about weight, pain, heart and more.