Youth Motorcycle Ban
The Motorcycle Industry Council says now is the time to push for a Congressional solution to permanently end the ban on youth motorcycles and ATVs in a video call-to-action. At this year’s Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, the MIC is hosting a variety of multi-media communication tools and activities so that dealers, MIC members, and Expo exhibitors can voice their concerns, show their support, and urge Congress to take action to permanently end the ban on youth vehicles.
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommendation to Congress to give the agency more flexibility to grant exclusions from the lead content limit to address certain products.
As the nation prepares to enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend, the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute, along with the major manufacturers and distributors of ATVs in the United States, would like to reinforce the importance of safe and responsible use of ATVs this weekend.
There are nearly nine million ATVs in use across the United States, being operated by more than 25 million Americans. This makes it essential that riders and non-riders alike understand the importance of the safe and responsible use of ATVs.
The ATV Safety Institute has unveiled a suite of free interactive online safety courses on its website to enhance the total learning experience for all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts so that they can enjoy safe, fun-filled riding experiences.
The ASI ATV Safety Online courses are custom designed for each specific adult, teen (12-15 years old) and youth (6-11 years old) audience. The adult e-course also includes tips and advice for parents and guardians to coach and supervise youth throughout their ongoing learning process.
Supercross Stars Urge Action Against the CPSIA Lead Ban.
Some of the biggest stars of Supercross and leaders in the powersports industry are calling for action in two new videos targeting the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that has banned the sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs.
"I understand what they’re trying to do, but they’re doing it in the wrong way," said Supercross and motocross champion James Stewart. "It’s not saving anyone, it’s hurting everyone."