Monday, December 17, 2007

How safe will we try and make ATVs?

Barack Obama would double the funding for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) if elected president. Obviously this is news because of all the recent issues with imported toys, but then right in the middle of the article you find this...

"In one case, a three-year-old boy rode his battery-powered scooter into a swimming pool. A six-year-old died when the cape of a costume he was wearing became tangled in the axle of his gas-powered ATV."

And what the hell is the government going to do about that? What does this have to do with the safety and fitness for use of what a quad was designed to do? I guess we can look forward to ATVs that have drive trains not actually attached to the wheels so as to prevent t hem from actually going anywhere.