The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) pertaining to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), a move the Commission leaders say is a significant step in a broad and comprehensive review of all existing and potential ATV safety rules and regulations.
The ANPR, the first required step in a rulemaking process, invites written comments from the public regarding the risks of injury associated with ATVs and ways in which these risks could be addressed. The public has 60 days to provide technical comments to the Commission about the ANPR.
In addition to comments on the ANPR, the staff will consider pre-sale training and certification requirements, formal notification to buyers of safety rules, and performance and design standards, as well as various other approaches that could reduce ATV-related deaths and injuries.
The CPSC says it hopes to “improve the safety of ATVs and to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries nationwide.”
To read or respond to the ANPR, visit the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06004.html
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