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SVIA urges Congress to pass ATV safety legislation

The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America endorsed ATV safety legislation Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Ark.) introduced earlier this week and called for Congress to quickly enact it in a July 18 press release.

The “All-Terrain Vehicle Standards and Compliance Act of 2007” would require all ATV manufacturers, whether domestic or foreign, to comply with the same basic industry safety standards, and to provide adequate training, safety information and product support under U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved plans.

In June 2006, Tim Buche, SVIA president, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Product Safety, and Insurance urging Congress to enact such legislation.

More than a year after the Senate hearing, new entrants continue to flood the U.S. market with hundreds of thousands of non-compliant ATVs.

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