Jasper Rotary Club, DNR District 7 Team up for ATV Safety

The Rotary Club of Jasper annouced today  a 3-year partnership initiative between the Rotary Club of Jasper and Indiana DNR Law District 7. This initiative will target ATV safety education and awareness for the youth of Dubois and surrounding counties. According to Indiana DNR state wide statistics, from 2011 to 2016, there were 474 reported ATV/UTV crashes involving operators under 18 years of age. State wide involving all ages, there were 23 fatal ATV/UTV crashes in 2016 alone, 3 in District 7 and already 4 fatalities reported in District 7 this year.

This initiative will also involve the support and participation of all Dubois County ATV/UTV dealers. Hopefully, this partnership initiative will help to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities in District 7 over the next 3 years and beyond. Ireland Elementary School got to see a demonstration by Safety Sam, a remote controlled Robot and 4-Wheeler ATV funded by The Play for Kate Foundation of Warrick County. Indiana DNR Law District 7 and other districts all across the state use Safety Sam to demonstrate safe ATV operation to children and adults statewide.

The Kids at Ireland Elementry really enjoyed the demonstration and learned a lot from Safety Sam and the District 7 DNR officers.

 

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