In the past, we have seen various publications trying to highlight the “risk” of driving an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). A survey of cretapost.gr, however, was enough to prove the opposite!
According to this survey, 89 in total were the fatal road traffic accidents that took place between January 2016 and August 2017 in Crete and in which 100 lives were lost. Out of the 100 fatalities, 43 were in a car, 25 were on a motorcycle, 11 were pedestrians, 7 were tractors, one was a cyclist, one with a trailer and just one involving an ATV!
These news come to throw down all those who for years have been trying, for their own sake and mind, to block the circulation of otherwise sympathetic ATVs. Because we all know it is not the vehicle that kills in itself but the rather the human factors that come in to play. If we only think of the thousands of tourists who consciously rent an ATV every year in Crete, with just one accident resulting in fatal injuries that actually means ATVs are not that more dangerous than other vehicles.
So why do people visiting Greece prefer to rent ATVs, sometimes more than cars, even if the ATV during periods can be more expensive? They are just so much fun to drive, no special driving experience is needed and you can go everywhere on them.
Note: Helmets should be worn at all times and renters must make sure to have a trained personnel give “riding lessons” before hitting the road. Safety first!