Public service messages work—even at statehouse

By Peter Pollack

PSA postcard on ATV safety plays role in stopping legislation

A small postcard depicting three surgeons, a battered all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and a trauma center had a big impact in North Dakota, where legislators were considering a proposal to lower the legal driving age for children operating ATVs and motocross motorcycles on public land. The postcard was produced by the AAOS and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) as part of the 2007 public service campaign.

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