ATVs http://nhpr.org en ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business http://nhpr.org/post/atv-use-roads-boosts-economy-safety-group-says-it-risky-business <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">The key to the new “Ride The Wilds” ATV trails network in the North Country is allowing riders to use some roads to get into towns and reach food, fuel and lodging, thus boosting the region’s economy.&nbsp; But that’s part of a nationwide trend that has some safety researchers worried.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 49543 at http://nhpr.org ATV Use On Roads Boosts Economy, But Safety Group Says It Is A Risky Business Two ATV Riders Killed In North Country http://nhpr.org/post/two-atv-riders-killed-north-country <p>Two ATV riders were killed Saturday afternoon in separate accidents in the North Country, according to police and rescue reports.</p><p>One fatality occurred in the ski area near Dixville Notch and the other at South Hill Road in Colebrook.</p><p>At least one of the accidents involved a rollover.</p><p>No additional details were immediately available.</p><p>So far this year three ATV riders have died in the state.</p><p>In August a&nbsp;56-year-old tourist was killed in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in the southern part of the state near Fremont.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:09:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 35396 at http://nhpr.org Tourist Killed In ATV Accident In Southern New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/tourist-killed-atv-accident-southern-new-hampshire <p>A 56-year-old tourist was killed in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Thursday evening&nbsp;near Fremont, according to a news release from Fish and Game.</p><p>The victim was identified as Dulce Compres-Nunez of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.</p><p>Fish and Game said she was a passenger on an ATV driven by 23-year-old Yefrey Perez of Methuen, Mass. Perez lost control and struck a tree.&nbsp; Both riders were wearing helmets. Perez suffered minor injuries.</p><p>The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. the Rockingham Recreational Trail near South Road in Fremont.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:25:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 33312 at http://nhpr.org Federal Safety Agency: ATVs On Pavement In Coos Is A Poor Idea http://nhpr.org/post/federal-safety-agency-atvs-pavement-coos-poor-idea <p>The plan to open some streets in Coos County to all-terrain vehicles as part of the “Ride the Wilds” network is being greeted with dismay by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, &nbsp;says Carl Purvis, an agency spokesman.</p><p>“It is much better to ride that ATV on terrain it was designed for as opposed to taking it onto a paved road,” Purvis said.</p><p>Purvis said ATVs were engineered for dirt and riders can have handling problems on pavement. They can also be struck by cars.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:00:44 +0000 Chris Jensen 32292 at http://nhpr.org Federal Safety Agency: ATVs On Pavement In Coos Is A Poor Idea