CK Public Health works in promoting off-road safety and preventing injuries. CK Public Health does this by:
- Working in partnership with community organizations to support and develop safety related resources, events and workshops
- Raising awareness about risk factors for injury
- Informing the general public of how to reduce the risks
- Promoting strategies and policies for injury prevention
ATVs can be fun recreational vehicles, but they are still powerful machines. Every year people are injured and even killed while driving ATVs. Many of those injured are children. It is important to always wear a helmet, protective gear, obey the laws, know and understand your ATV or other off-road vehicle. Download the ATV Passenger Safety Poster (PDF), demonstrating proper passenger safety on an ATV.
There are many injuries and even deaths each year due to unsafe boating and watercraft use. Many are linked to not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) and/or drinking alcohol. Please enjoy the waterways safely!
Snowmobiling is a great way to enjoy the fresh outdoors. But as with other off-road vehicles, it is important to do so safely. Most, if not all injuries that occur when snowmobiling are preventable.