"Our rangers go into schools throughout Southern West Virginia and teach ATV safety," Lusk said. "We've taught thousands and thousands of students."
Nationally, ATV safety has improved.
In 2004, the death rate peaked at 67 deaths per 100,000 children. That number dropped to 42 deaths per 100,000 children.
Although researchers attribute some of that decline to the recession, the progress is well documented.
The efforts by West Virginia lawmakers in requiring safety courses and providing a space to use ATVs safely are exemplary.
West Virginia had a problem and pioneered in addressing that problem.