In 2006 alone, an estimated 555 people – including 100 children – were killed in accidents involving ATVs. Another 146,600 people – more than one quarter of them children -- were treated in United States emergency rooms for ATV-related injuries in 2006, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The blame was put unto the faulty design of the vehicle. There were substantiating proofs that the vehicle is dangerous even when it’s being driven at slow speeds.
Here are some of the identified faulty designs of the Yamaha Rhino ATVs:
• Dangerous Yamaha Rhino ATVs Causing Serious The Yamaha Rhino is narrow, and wider vehicles can be more stable
• The Yamaha Rhino is top-heavy and therefore has a high center of gravity
• The Yamaha Rhino has small tires, and small tires give the vehicle less of a platform for stability
But with these pieces of evidence, Yamaha blames the drivers for its unsafe ATV. Ironically, Yamaha offers free doors and handholds to their customers. This simply means that the Yamaha Rhino lacks some safety measures that the company’s now currently patching up with their so-called special offers, not a declaration of Rhino’s defective design.
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