The RIDE Act directs independent review of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemaking proposals
Minneapolis, February 19, 2015- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today launched new tools to urge U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 999, The RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act. To help show their support of this newly-introduced bill, off-road enthusiasts should click here to send a message to their local representatives.
After congress received more than 90,000 messages concerning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) proposed mandates for off-road, side-by-side vehicles (ROVs), U.S. Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced The RIDE Act. The bill would postpone the ROV rulemaking until the CPSC’s proposals are studied and evaluated by the National Academy of Sciences in consultation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). This independent review will help ensure that ROV design standards are appropriate for off-road riding environments, will not unnecessarily compromise off-road performance and safety, and will not lead to unintended consequences. The new grassroots campaign will urge representatives of riders and dealers to support The RIDE Act.
“Polaris would like to thank off-road enthusiasts who made their voices heard by contacting their Members of Congress and expressing their concern about the CPSC ROV rulemaking,” said Paul Vitrano, VP, global government relations for Polaris. “As a result, we now have pending legislation that will help ensure any ROV standards are appropriate, but we still need your help in urging your representatives to co-sponsor the bill.”
Off-road enthusiasts looking for more information about The RIDE Act can find it at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/999. For more information about the CPSC ROV Rulemaking, visit www.StoptheROVMandate.com.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory® and Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot® brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin®, Cycle Country® and Pro Armor® brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
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