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Polaris Finalizes Resolution with Consumer Product Safety Commission

Polaris Industries Inc. announced a $27.25 million settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that resolves two 2016 late-reporting claims.

Published: 4/6/2018 Category: Regulatory Issues

California Assembly, Senate pass bills to support OHV program

California legislators have passed two bills that extend the state's nationally-renowned off-highway vehicle recreation program and provide more stability for the program's future.

Published: 9/25/2017 Category: Regulatory Issues

Kawasaki Agrees to Pay $5.2 Million Civil Penalty, Maintain Compliance Program for Failure to Report Defective ROVs and Misrepresentation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, California, and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., of Lincoln, Nebraska have agreed to pay a $5.2 million civil penalty for failure to report defective ROVs.

Published: 6/6/2017 Category: Regulatory Issues

CPSC Urges Riders To Keep Off-Road Vehicles Off Roads

As the long Labor Day weekend approaches and riders head out for one of their last adventures this summer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges riders to keep all off-road vehicles – OFF roads. This includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), side-by-sides, dirt bikes, and other utility vehicles.

Published: 9/2/2016 Category: Regulatory Issues

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Issues Statement On FTC Ruling On Ethanol Labeling On Gas Pumps, Reminds Consumers To "Look Before You Pump"

The OPEI fears a new labeling rule issued by the FTC concerning ethanol in gasoline does not go far enough and consumers will inadvertently damage their outdoor power equipment with the use mixed fuel.

Published: 1/25/2016 Category: Regulatory Issues

US delays rules requiring electric vehicles to have audio alerts

Regulators in the US have delayed rules for electric vehicles considered “too quiet”. The rules would require electric and hybrid vehicles to alert cyclists and sight-impaired pedestrians.

Published: 12/2/2015 Category: Regulatory Issues

Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over for Driving Too Slow

A photo of a Mountain View officer pulling over a Google car for "driving too slowly" went viral this week.

Published: 11/13/2015 Category: Regulatory Issues

Utah Bill Lowers Barriers for EV Charging Stations

A bill in front of the Utah legislature would deregulate electricity to allow the implementation of electric vehicle charging stations.

Published: 3/11/2014 Category: Regulatory Issues

San Antonio allows NEVs on most city streets

Seeking Air Quality Improvements, the city council of San Antonio, TX approved the use of neighbohood electric vehicles (NEVs) on city streets

Published: 5/11/2013 Category: Regulatory Issues

LSVs Jockey For Access To Local Street

As LSVs become more common, many localities struggle to adapt vehicle regulations to allow their use on public streets.

Published: 2/21/2013 Category: Regulatory Issues

LSV Crash Tests reveal safety considerations in mixed traffic

An IIHS video depicts crash tests between LSVs and full-sized vehicles

Published: 1/25/2013 Category: Regulatory Issues

Bill lowering LSV cost-of-ownership passes Senate committee in Florida

A Florida bill reclassifying LSVs as golf carts would lower owner costs including insurance premiums, if the vehicles' top speed is reduced to below 15 mph.

Published: 1/19/2013 Category: Regulatory Issues
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