ATV Safety Institute Staff Serve as Panelists at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ATV Safety Summit

Topics Include Training, Technology, Awareness and State Legislation

BETHESDA, MD – October 11, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -ATV Safety Institute staff are making presentations and participating in question-and-answer sessions today and tomorrow at an ATV Safety Summit hosted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at its headquarters just outside Washington, D.C.

The focus is “Keeping Families Safe on ATVs” and the summit is being held to share new information and foster collaborative efforts among various stakeholders in the ATV safety community.

ASI representatives will discuss the online ASI ATV Sales Force E-Course, which helps train dealership staff about ATV safety issues; the recent additions of the online E-Course and hands-on S-Course to the ATV RiderCourseSM; enacting proper state ATV safety legislation; ATV innovations and technology; safety awareness programs such as the “Do the Ride Thing” campaign aimed at youth; and the ongoing media relations effort to reach consumers through print, broadcast and online news outlets.

“The ATV Safety Summit is an important venue and we welcome the opportunity to share a number of our latest and continuing initiatives with various members of the safety community,” said ASI Executive Vice President Paul Vitrano. “We are always looking for opportunities to work with other safety-minded parties to encourage safe and responsible use of ATVs.”

The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® promotes the safe and responsible use of all-terrain vehicles through rider training, public awareness campaigns and state legislation. Additionally, the SVIA® works to preserve access to off-road lands and expand riding opportunities. The SVIA is a resource for ATV research, statistics and vehicle standards. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the SVIA develops standards for the equipment, configuration and performance requirements of ATVs.

Based in Irvine, Calif., the SVIA is a not-for-profit industry association sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha. Visit the SVIA online at For safety information or to enroll in the ATV RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit or call (800) 887-2887.

The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute® develops rider training programs and promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs. The ASI® works to reduce crashes and injuries resulting from improper ATV use. Formed in 1988, the ASI is a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America®. For safety information or to enroll in the ATV RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit or call (800) 887-2887.