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CPSC Moves Location of Meeting on Proposed Safety Standard for ROVs

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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As previously reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public meeting Jan. 7 to provide an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on its proposed safety standard for recreational off-highway vehicles. The CPSC originally intended to hold the meeting in Rockville, Md., but has now decided to move it to Bethesda, Md.

The proposed standard includes lateral stability and vehicle handling requirements that specify a minimum level of rollover resistance and require that ROVs exhibit sublimit understeer characteristics; occupant retention requirements that would limit the maximum speed of an ROV to no more than 15 miles per hour unless the seat belts of both the driver and front passengers, if any, are fastened; a requirement for ROVs to have a passive means, such as a barrier or structure, to limit further the ejection of a belted occupant in the event of a rollover; and information requirements.

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