Let Your Voice Be Heard! Kids Just Want to Ride Act Introduced in Congress!
You may not know it, but back in 2008, provisions in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) effectively banned the sale of small displacement recreational vehicles due to overly restrictive lead content standards.
So what does that mean in plain, every day English?
The ban effectively killed the ATV market for children, the manufacturers couldn’t produce the smaller bikes and parents who wanted their kids to experience the fun and freedom of an ATV had to purchase larger bikes. Of course, their larger size made them harder for smaller children to effectively ride.
The Kids Just Want to Ride Act was introcuded by Representative Denny Rehberg (MT) in the US House of Representatives on January 25 and it asks for legislative exemption for youth-model motorcycles from the lead provisions in the CPSIA.
So what can you do?
Click on this link and contact your Representative and let them know how you feel about this bill! You can also call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121 and ask for your Representative by name or visit the Rights section of the AMA website.
Most politicians don’t know about the majority of legislation that is introduced, when they hear from their constituents, it makes an impact.
Posted by John Leach at 4:11 PM