The ATV Consent Decree was signed by the commissioners of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1987. This act was the death blow to large scale manufacturing of three-wheeled ATVs like there had been since Honda's introduction of the US90 in 1970 and has (thus far) prevented it from ever starting back up again.
Stick with us in this section for the following days and weeks as we further explore and attempt to set the record straight on what REALLY happened and how the events transpired. For too many years, the three-wheeling community has nearly completely ignored this part of history. Its known to be a very passionate subject, but getting articulate factual information has been difficult. We aim to change that, and arm the common three-wheeler owner with a nuclear arsenal of answers against the often asked question "Aren't those things illegal?"
There is intention to publish many CPSC press releases and documents, civil court case outcomes, as well as develop biographies of influential people during this time period. In the future you will find in this section:
- Overview's of the CPSC's hearings they held on public opinion regarding three-wheeled ATV Safety.
- Overview's of documents that the CPSC used in calculating their decisions.
- Overview's of civil court case outcomes against the major manufacturer's that were influential
- How to combat and answer the ubiquitous questions and criticisms enthusiasts receive
- Opinion pieces written by contributing members stating their point of view in rebuttal to the CPSC we will be documenting
- Collaboration with TrailerRider's injury reports that were/are the CPSC basis for legislation and action, for you to form your own opinions.
We are seeking contributors and volunteers for this project. Any well written and motivated individuals interested in working with us on this task is encouraged to drop me a line.
This is a very large under-taking and help will be appreciated. Thank you!