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Thesaurus Term : All Terrain Vehicles

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An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, four-wheeler, or quadricycle is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, and with steering by handlebars. Although manufacturers make claims that the vehicles are designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles, many argue that the all-terrain part of the name is an exaggeration of the vehicle's true capabilities without high risk for overturning. ATVs are recommended for older adolescents and adults but are frequently operated by young children, often with disastrous outcomes. Although it is a street-legal vehicle in some countries, it is not street-legal within most states and provinces of Australia, the United States or Canada.
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