Off-Highway Vehicles

Factsheet: Sixteen States have Documented Increases in OHV- Related Emergency Room Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since COVID-19 rattled the world causing a significant change in the way Americans and people everywhere spent their time, CFA data documents that as people have been seeking outdoor recreation as entertainment, many states have seen increases in off-highway vehicle (OHV) incidents. At least sixteen states have documented increased OHV injuries between 2020-2021. Reports from doctors in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia indicate increased emergency room visits as a result of OHV incidents. CFA issued an alert to OHV riders to operate their vehicles with caution as summer is officially about to begin.