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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Federal Legislation Would Require Study of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rule

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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Federal Legislation Would Require Study of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rule

SEMA Action Network
February 24, 2015


Legislation (HR 999) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study on requirements proposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The proposed CPSC rule includes restrictive lateral stability and vehicle handling requirements that could potentially limit vehicle use. The NAS would study whether the requirements are necessary or actually undermine ROV capabilities and intended uses. The bill would postpone further action on the CPSC’s proposed rule pending the analysis.

Please Contact Your U.S. Representative in Congress (contact information below) to Request Support for HR 999

ROVs are currently subject to an industry standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), and supported by the SAN and many other organizations and companies.

HR 999 would place a hold on a proposed mandatory rule issued by the CPSC pending a study by the NAS.

HR 999 recognizes that the industry standard has been effective at protecting riders.

HR 999 recognizes that an industry standard allow more flexibility than a government mandate for future design changes to safely provide the level of performance that is expected by ROV enthusiasts.


DON’T DELAY! Please contact your U.S. Representative in Washington, DC immediately to request their support for HR 999. Please email a copy of your letter to Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow ROV enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Click here to find your U.S. Representative: http://semasan.com/lookup.asp?g=semaga

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