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Northern Health preaches ATV safety

Be safe when using your ATV’s this spring.

That’s the message from Northern Health Injury Prevention Coordinator Lynette Hewitt.

Hewitt says from 2006 until 2011, Northern Health had 33 ATV related deaths.

She says over half of those deaths can be attributed to drug and alcohol use.

In light of these disturbing stats, she’s asking riders to take the proper precautions including wearing an approved helmet, eye protection and footwear.

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