ERIC Number: ED307962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-16
Reference Count: N/A
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress. Second Session on H.R. 3991.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Witnesses testified on the merits of the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) User Safety and Equity Act, a bill that would declare three-wheel ATVs to be banned as hazardous products under the Consumer Product Safety Act, and would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety rules for ATVs. This act prohibits the sale of three-wheel ATVs, provides for a refund option to current owners, and requires that certain safety standards be formulated. Testimony concerns: (1) ways in which the consent decree on ATVs is inadequate; (2) reasons for supporting and opposing the bill; (3) the trauma of families enduring the consequences of an ATV accident; (4) the economic impact of several ATV recall options; (5) defects in the design of ATVs; (6) state responses to the danger ATVs pose to their citizens; (7) injuries to persons in ATV accidents; (8) ATV manufacturers' arguments that the bill is unwise, unconstitutional, and unprecedented; (9) ATV distributors' reasons for entering into the consent decree; (10) manufacturers' and distributors' support of conditions of the consent decree; and (11) questions about the implementation of the provisions of the decree. Also provided are extensive related materials submitted for the record. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Consumer Protection, Economic Factors, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Motor Vehicles, Recreation, Safety, State Government
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 555-070-04821-9, $12.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.