Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Keep Fighting Ban on Youth OHVs

As the Feb. 10 “BAN” on the sale of youth OHVs rapidly approaches, The General asks his readers to continue making personal phone calls or visits to their respective Member of Congress. I have already heard back from a number
of you who have made those visits or intend to make them today.

Please make those visits and “Take a Dealer” with you. Both the family OHV user and local shops will suffer if Congress does not act or if the CPSC does not grant the MIC’s petition for a temporary exclusion.

Also, JC at Motorcycle-USA wrote a great article on this issue:

Please continue to send letters to the CPSC, Pres. Obama, and Congress and ask others to do the same.

CPSC Comment Pagehttp://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/info.aspx

BRC Rapid Response Center to contact the White House and your Congressional Memberhttp://www.sharetrails.org/rapid_response/

MIC News Release on Issue:http://www.mic.org/news012609.cfm
Honda Letter to Dealers:
PL 110-314 (HR 4040)

Sample "Cut and Paste" Letter:

As a member of the OHV community, I want to voice my strong support for petitions filed recently by the Motorcycle Industry Council and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America to seek emergency relief from provisions which go into effect on February 10, 2009.

While I do support efforts by Consumer Product Safety Commission to protect children from lead content in products that truly present a risk to children, I do not believe the Commission intended that metal parts on ATVs and motorcycles be included in that regulation because they do not present a lead risk to children.

As the spring OHV recreation season rapidly approaches, I ask you to support efforts to exclude youth-oriented OHVs – and the businesses that sell and service them – from being unnecessarily impacted by this ban especially during this economic crisis.


1 comment:

  1. My son Seth Levy has been writing to members of Congress, Senate, basically anyone he can in government. Tomorrow congressman Hunter, 52nd congressional District will be at Seth's school to speak to his class regarding the law. He is nine years old and learning about speaking up and having a voice.