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    by Published on 10-19-2010 08:53 PM
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    What a question! Trikefest is the annual gathering of three-wheeled ATV Enthusiasts that reaches across the entire GLOBE and brings us together at Haspin Acres riding park in Laurel, Indiana. It is held every year, the weekend after Fathers day. Its been going on since 2001, when the event was originally organized and setup. It started with a meager dozen or so riders and has grown ...
    by Published on 09-10-2010 12:13 AM

    TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
    HEARING All-Terrain Vehicles
    DATE September 3, 1985
    PLACE Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    TIME 9:05 a m

    The document and its entirety may be found here


    Part 1 of the CPSC public hearing in Milwaukee Wisconsin for ATV safety. September 3rd, 1985.

    I've spent MANY MANY hours working on reading through the transcript of this meeting. It is incredibly lengthy, roughly 360 pages. I had wanted to save and present this all at one time but I've decided to go ahead and present what I already do have, and finish it up with part 2 at a later date. There is some really good testimony, and interesting comments and statements that I intend to overview and cover below. I hope that you will be able to keep and objective mind and study these statements as your reading them, to base and form your own conclusions. When possible I've noted the exact page and line of statements beginning so it is easy for you to cross reference yourself on the full 360 page .pdf file that is linked to above. Lets begin:

    Page 15: Commenting by Wisconsin Senator, brings up how Environmental aspects of ATV use are to be considered as well. Was the ban a scape goat for the tree huggers to get rid of large chunk of motorized recreation?

    Page 22: Beginning public comments, by Walter Olmstead of Carl Heald, Inc. (Maker of super trykes and low gravity three-wheelers, minibikes, etc)

    Page 26:
    Olmstead mentions how his company is unable to get any liability insurance on their products because of how the media has made anything with 3 or 4 large soft tires out to be dangerous. Not that it was expensive, but that they couldn't get it at all.

    Page 40: Comments from a guy named Clay White begin, he is a chairman of some do-gooder non-profit "concerned Consumers League."

    Page 44: Clay White Accuses manufactures of knowing the machines were dangerous and doing nothing about it.

    Page 52: Panel member Jane Jansen, part of the Wisconsin Branch of the CPSC states the following after being asked how the injuries of ATVs compares to others.

    1 MS JANSEN It's at a very low level number in
    2 relation to other investigations But in reviewing the five
    3 that we have handled,
    ...
    1 One of the accidents did appear that there was a good
    8 level of user fault And that, in a product safety
    9 investigation, normally just throws it out of whack as far as
    10 It being a product fault And in that particular incident
    11 you had two young girls whose attention was distracted, and
    12 they were driving, and they hit a tree fell, the only thing
    13 that would concern me about that accident is what happened,
    14 in that the vehicle turned over
    Page 56, interesting discussion regarding how coroners don't typically mark or explain how alcohol or other substance abuse might have contributed to the death of a person:

    MR SCANLON Mr Krantz, for the death
    20 certificates processed by your department, do you know what
    21 percentage of those deaths on ATVs were alcohol related'' Ms
    22 Jansen mentioned that, in the five investigated by her
    23 department, alcohol or drug abuse was not involved
    24 MR KRANTZ In the ones that I have looked at,
    25 there was no mention made on the certificates But that's

    1 not to say that it didn't happen Because there is no
    2 particular place on the death certificate for the coroner or
    3 the medical examiner or doctor to specifically enter whether
    4
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    by Published on 07-22-2010 09:13 PM
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    83 San Felipe 250
    After riding 2 seasons in District 38 Desert I thought it would be impossible to get noticed by ...
    by Published on 06-05-2010 09:58 PM
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    1986 Baja 1000, Ensenada to Lapaz
    1050 miles

    During the summer of that year Allen Fox convinced me ...
    by Published on 05-25-2010 05:39 PM

    Its just after 10:00AM at the Logan building in Washington, DC. A meeting is called to order by CPSC Chairman Terrence Scanlon and the "ATV Task Force" to discuss ideas and theories on how to best handle and cope with the growing ATV injury problem.

    In this article, I'll review and make comments on specific passages and sections of the document that can be found attached at the bottom. You can also download it directly, here. It is a 7mb Adobe .pdf file.


    On Pages 41-44 There is a very interesting exchange, where one of the ATV Task Force commission members, is questioning one of their researchers regarding how on ATVs, there typically are more riders per machine than other types of motorcycles. Which even though it isn't spelled out in plain english in the conversation, would definitely increase the "appearance" that the three-wheeled ATV is more dangerous, because in actuality one machine is getting significantly higher usage than other forms of motor sports and recreation, and therefore has more opportunities for there to be rider errors or accidents by people unfamiliar with the machine. Checkout this ...
    by Published on 05-19-2010 08:47 PM
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    CPSC Documents of the Consent Decree



    Fellow three-wheeler riding enthusiasts,

    I'd like to take a moment to preface this by saying that this would not be possible without the immense dedication and undertaking of fellow 3WW member TrailerRider. He has hunted down people at the CPSC, pulled strings, and made things happen for us to receive this information. What it has netted us, as a community, is more or less the entire documentation of the CPSC's investigation of, and banning of trikes from the US market place via the ATV Consent Decree. YEARS worth of information, including transcripts from hearings, accounting documents showing what their expenses were for marketing campaigns, letters and statements received from manufacturers, ...
    by Published on 04-28-2010 12:22 PM
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    I was having trouble with my stock 200x carb even though it was all cleaned up, jets were clear, etc. I could never get ...

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