In a related issue, the Kids Just Want To Ride Act was recently introduced by Representative Denny Rehberg (R-Montana) in the U.S. House of Representatives, in response to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), known as the Lead Law. The American Motorcyclist Association strongly supports the Kids Just Want To Ride Act and is urging everyone to call their representative to become an original cosponsor. The Kids Act is a legislative exemption for youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the lead provisions in the CPSIA. The CPSIA effectively banned the sale of small-displacement recreational vehicles due to overly restrictive lead content standards.
The AMA needs you and everyone you know who is concerned with the future of youth riding to call your representative and ask them to cosponsor the Kids Just Want To Ride Act. To speak to your representative, call the capitol switchboard at 202.225.3121 and ask for your representative by name, then let them know you'd like to see them cosponsor the Kids Just Want To Ride Act.