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OT: Feds to ban sale/use of FS ATVs to >16yearolds

[Federal Register: December 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 248)]
[Notices]
[Page 78776]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr26de02-42]


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION



Petition Requesting Ban of All-Terrain Vehicles Sold for Use by
Children Under 16 Years Old; Extension of Comment Period


AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.


ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period.


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SUMMARY: The Commission is extending its comment period to receive
information concerning a petition asking the Commission to ban the sale
of adult-size four wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) sold for the use
of children under 16 years of age. Seven manufacturers and distributors
of ATVs requested a 60-day extension of the comment period. The
Commission has decided to extend the comment period 90 days after the
original comment period of December 17, 2002, in order to allow
sufficient time for comments related to an ATV study that the
Commission staff is currently preparing.


DATES: The Office of the Secretary should receive comments on the
petition by March 16, 2003.


ADDRESSES: Comments, preferably in five copies, on the petition should
be mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety
Commission, Washington, DC 20207, telephone (301) 504-0800, or
delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, 4330 East-West
Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Comments may also be filed by
telefacsimile to (301) 504-0127 or by e-mail to [email protected]
Comments should be captioned ``Petition CP 02-4/HP 02-1, Petition on
ATVs.'' A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the
Commission's Public Reading Room, Room 419, 4330 East-West Highway,
Bethesda, Maryland.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about submitting
comments call or write to Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary,
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone
(301) 504-0800, ext. 1232.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 18, 2002, the Commission
published a notice announcing that it has docketed a petition asking
that the Commission ban adult-size ATVs sold for the use of children
under age 16 and requesting comments on the petition. 67 FR 64353. The
petitioners assert that ATVs pose an unreasonable risk of injury and
death to children, particularly to children under age 16 who ride
adult-size ATVs. The October 18 Federal Register notice provided for a
60-day comment period to end December 17, 2002. The Commission has
received requests to extend the comment period from American Honda
Motor Co., Inc., Arctic Cat, Inc., Bombardier Motor Corporation of
America, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Polaris Industries Inc.,
American Suzuki Motor Corporation, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
These companies, all manufacturers and distributors of ATVs, noted that
the Commission staff is preparing a study of ATV-related injuries. The
companies requested a 60-day extension of the comment period to allow
comment on issues that the study may raise that are relevant to the
petition. After considering these requests, the Commission has decided
to extend the comment period 90 days after the original comment period
of December 17, 2002 to March 16, 2003. Because the study has not yet
been released, the Commission was concerned that a 60-day extension may
not be adequate to allow interested members of the public sufficient
time to review the study and comment on any issues related to the
petition.


Dated: December 20, 2002.
Todd Stevenson,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 02-32596 Filed 12-24-02; 8:45 am]

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1. When parents are stupid.
2. And don't supervise their kids,
3. The kids do stupid things.
4. The government rescues the halt, lame, blind and the stupid.
5. I guess who needs parents?
6. When fathers fail, the Uncle Sam's right there to raise another voter!
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How lame. I'm with leve, what are parents for? They buy the things for the kids, but can't take responsibility for how they ride them. Also, it's not just kids that do stupid things. A friend of a friend (definitely not a friend of mine) who is about 30 years old took a go-cart with no roll cage whatsoever and tried to jump a hill about 8' high. He ended up with several cracked ribs, kidney bleeding (or liver??, can't remember), cracked his head open, tore up pretty bad. So it's not the kids, it's just dumb people. Don't punish everybody for a few morons stupidity.
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Some people have way to much time on their hands....

I wonder how many die in car accidents? Maybe we should ban them from riding in cars too. Those school busses get in accidents too so...........You could go on and on.

Always blame the machine...supervision is important but no matter what accidents will always happen and stupidity hurts!
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I agree with the lack of supervision. But more improtantly, the parents are not teaching responsibility nor good judgement, we are talking life long skills here or at least skills that will extend their life. My god, I do not know how many times I have been going down the road at the posted speed limit and a rice will pass me when there is not a hare's breath to make it in front of on coming traffic! There is no thought of the consequences if they do not make it, no responsibility, and dangerously pour judgement

I have a cabin in the Adirondacks. I need to access it by either foot or small machine. I use a 6x6 Argo to get in and out. There are times that my son and daughters use this machine to go to the swimming hole or out to the car for different stuff. I would not think twice about letting them do this because of the responsibility that has been instilled upon them! But before they were able to operate it, I supervised them and feel confident.

As Leve said, we have to do it or the government will (which I feel may be somewhat driven by the Insurance Companies!). [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Well, in Maine the state has determined you must be 16 to operate an ATV on other than your own land. I am an ATV instructor for the State, and we get all kinds of "repeat offenders" coming back through the course.

It's ironic, I had my first dirt bike when I was 10, and when I have kids I'd like them to have the same opportunity. I guess the feds just want the kids to stay at home and play video games.
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Well it very unfortunate that the under 16 crowd has to suffer for the over 18 crowds inability to teach, or show responsibility, and safety to their young. But you see it so much out in the areas that the ATV crowd assembles. Very young children ripping around the dunes and sand washes with out the proper safety equipment or supervision. the river beds here (dry sand areas) were closed down for a long time due to every weekend the amount of emergency calls to the area for kids involved in ATV accidents where they were either driving or riding with out head gear or adequate clothing. A few of them have opened back up but may close again if the same thing keeps happening.
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