Victory: Kids motorcycles and ATVs saved!
In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' OHVs to continue. On Aug. 12, 2011, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, a measure that exempts kids' OHVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, known as the lead law.
The new law is a victory that is the result of nearly three years of intensive efforts by the AMA and its partner organization, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA), their members and millions of advocates of responsible OHV recreation.
To read the rest of the press release announcing this exciting news, click here. See below for information on what AMA members have done to earn this victory!
'Kids Just Want to Ride' Video Contest
Thank you youth activists for submitting videos on why Kids Just Want to Ride! The AMA received an overwhelming amount of video submissions and is proud of all kids who participated in the video contest. Your efforts contributed towards our fight to save youth riding. The victory of overturning this law makes you all winners! Although it was extremely difficult, the winning videos are:
Erin, Adi and Carter Malcolm
Faith and Ellis Negron
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Denham Springs, La.
AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb
The AMA and the ATVA thank the hundreds of youth riders, their parents and concerned enthusiasts who attended the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb on Thursday, May 26, at the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb event focused on promoting and protecting the future of youth dirtbike and ATV riding. Event attendees met with their lawmakers to personally urge support for H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act—legislation that, if approved by Congress, would exempt youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.
For event photos and details, read the AMA press release here.
Thanks to all who actively promoted, attended and supported the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb. Together, we saved youth riding!