ATV's are straddled and sat on by an operator, much like a motorcycle. The ATV is controlled utilizing a handle bar for steering, a throttle thumb lever for engine/vehicle speed control, hand levers for the brake and clutch, foot peddle for brakes, a foot gear shifter or hand shifter to change the transmission gears and foot pegs and/or running boards as foot rests.
Due to the unique design and control features of an ATV, and the fact that often times riders become separated from the ATV during a crash, a crash analysis can prove challenging when compared to an automobile crash reconstruction. Crash Tech Reconstructionists are not only avid ATV riders, they are also trained to investigate and analyze ATV crashes. In addition, Eric Brown and Aric Cook are both certified Forensic Vehicle Inspectors with experience examining ATV controls and systems.