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Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Nov. 19, 2014


CPSC has determined that there may be unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs). To address these risks the Commission is proposing a rule that includes: lateral stability and vehicles handling requirements that specify a minimum level of rollover resistance for ROV and require that ROVs exhibits sublimit understeer characteristics; occupant retention requirements that would limit the maximum speed of an ROV to no more than 15 miles per hour  (mph), unless the seat belt of  both the driver and from passengers are fastened and would require ROVS to have a passive means, such as a barrier or structure, to limit further ejection of  a belted occupant in the event of a rollover; and information requirements. 

Staff sent a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) briefing package to the Commission for Commission consideration on Sept. 24, 2014.  A Commission briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.


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