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Operating rooms prepare for ATV accident season in Canada

Dr. Richard Buckley is calling for mandatory helmet legislation and better checks on drinking and riding

By Sherri Zickefoose
Postmedia News

CALGARY, Canada — A Calgary trauma surgeon is gearing up for another season of emergency work on young men who drink and roar around on their quads, fourby-fours and dirt bikes without wearing helmets.

It’ll inevitably bring about death and serious injuries that drain millions from the health-care system, according to Dr. Richard Buckley.

Buckley, a Calgary co-author of a research paper on injuries and deaths on all-terrain vehicles, blames the majority of Alberta’s 79 ATVrelated deaths over the past decade on poor decision-making.

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