ROHVA gets approval for new standards

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) has published a new voluntary standard for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), ANSI/ROHVA 1-2011. This standard for ROVs, approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), marks a significant milestone in ROHVA’s ongoing efforts to support product evolution to meet consumer expectations and to promote the safe and responsible use of the vehicles.

Just 16 months after setting the initial benchmark for vehicle design, configuration and performance, ROHVA completed the revision process, which culminated in new and expanded requirements. The new standard includes occupant retention performance requirements, uniform labeling, increased static stability requirements, and the first-ever dynamic stability test for off-highway vehicles. Throughout the ANSI revision process, ROHVA continued efforts to solicit and exchange information and views with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and its staff. 

“We are hopeful that CPSC and other stakeholders will partner with ROHVA to promote important safety initiatives, which are focused on changing behavior,” said Paul Vitrano, ROHVA executive vice president. “CPSC data indicate that, if we can change certain behaviors, we will improve the safety of operators and passengers.” 

Check out ROHVA’s safety rules here.

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