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Differentiating ROVs from ATVs

Posted on February 4, 2015 11:47 am under Product Liability

ROVs (recreational off-highway vehicles) and ATVs (all-terrain-vehicles) are both all terrain off-road vehicles. Although both can be used as recreational vehicles, ATVs and ROVs have some distinct features that will allow you to differentiate one from the other.

Below are some of the differences between ROVs and ATVs:

  • ROV drivers use a steering wheel to control the unit’s direction, while ATV drivers use handlebars
  • ROVs are driven using brake and acceleration foot pedals, while ATVs’ brake and acceleration systems can be controlled using hand and thumb levers
  • ROVs are equipped with rollover protective structure, while ATVs are not

No matter what their differences are, any design or manufacturing defect in either of these recreational vehicles pose injurious, sometimes even fatal risks among drivers and passengers. If you have been hurt by a defective recreational vehicle in Madison, an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a case against the negligent manufacturers involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your situation.