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State leads nation in ATV deaths

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By Larry Rowell

Kentucky may be known for horses, bluegrass and bourbon, but in reality it's becoming known for something much deadlier - leading the nation in all-terrain vehicle deaths, according to Dale Dobson, safety administrator with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Twenty-nine people died in Kentucky on ATVs in 2007, Dobson said, and his passion and goal is to reduce that number to zero by teaching people how to safely operate ATVs.

This past Memorial Day weekend in Kentucky, Dobson said, four people, three of whom were under the age of 16, were killed in ATV accidents.


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