The law that created a ban on kid’s off-highway vehicles (OHVs) for sale has been overturned. The families who enjoy motorized recreation are pleased according to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
A sigh of relief for families
Rob Dingman who is the AMA president and CEO said that the families in the country are relieved that OHVs are already exempted from the law that banned the vehicles. He added that the families shared stories about them enjoying the motorized recreation as a family and how they feared the recreation was to end.
Dingman also mentioned how many people have been working hard over the recent years to modify the law and families were a huge help in the effort.
Obama signing an exemption to the lead law
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2715 exempting kids’ OHVs from the lead law or the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.
The CPSIA was made effective in 2009 banning the importing, making, selling or distributing of any product for children aged 12 and below. This included all-terrain vehicles and kids’ dirt bikes.
A 421-2 vote was cast by the House for H.R. 2715. It also earned a Senate approval during the same day.
Not without the help of the public
The new law is a result from nearly 3 years of great efforts from the AMA and the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA) alongside their members and advocates of the responsible OHV recreation.
Peggy Malcolm was one of the persons who influenced their lawmakers. She was thrilled when the new law was signed. She is a mother of 3 children and who won a trip to Washington D.C. to be guests at the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb.
Tyler Newcomer who helped got the families together at the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb mentioned how the bill will help children ride age appropriate motorcycles. He added that the children know they helped save the right for them to ride and at the same time, they helped the motorcycle industry.
With the new law, families will just have to enjoy their time together while ensuring their safety in the tracks. Solo Moto has accessories for safety and protection worth checking.