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Jan 12, 2010

What Ever Happened To The Lead Ban On Kids Bikes And ATVs?

Apparently the answer is nothing has happened. The sell of youth OHVs is still technically illegal, although there is a "stay of enforcement" in effect set to expire in 2010. It appears as though nobody argues the fact that OHVs should NOT be included in this ban. The question now is how to exclude them so that youth dirt bikes and atv's can continue to be sold and operated by kids trained to do so. This is a bill that should never have passed the way it is. The word "any" should not have been used and there should have been some exceptions written in. It seems even the lawmakers that passed it didn’t anticipate the lead ban happening, but it did, and now it needs to be changed. There are some changes taking place, but this has the potential to be simply forgotten about like so many other things. I think with so much at stake to so many, it will be changed, but the industry can't afford more setbacks right now. Since we have kids that ride, this issue is especially important to us. To read more specifically about this issue and what is happening right now, read the CPSC Lead Ban: Ed Moreland Interview. at motorcycle-usa.com

6 comments:

  1. If you were to do an air sampler test on the exaust, is there any lead in that, or has that been taken care of with lead free gas?

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  2. This is a prime example of why I hate politics.

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  3. I think that's taken care of with the lead free gas..the concern here is lead on kid's toys etc. that can be put in their mouth. The reason it doesn't apply for dirt bikes and ATVs is because it's not possible for the bike to be ingested and the lead contained on the bike doesn't pose any danger otherwise.

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  4. Why don't they just introduce a license system? If the kid is trained, then he/she can use it.

    You know they will never change the legislation...always the way. *sigh.

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  5. They do have a license system, but this overrides it, so a kid can be trained once 8 and get the training and license, but then they can't buy a youth bike or atv until they are 12.

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