CPSC to Launch Major Campaign to Drive Down Deaths and Serious Injuries Associated with All-Terrain Vehicles

More Than 700 Deaths and 135,000 Injuries from ATV Incidents in Recent Years

NASCAR Legend Richard Petty to Promote ATV Safety at Press Conference

To help reverse a dramatic upward trend in ATV-related deaths and injuries, the Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will launch a major education campaign. CPSC's campaign will promote safe riding practices and participation in free training classes, and will feature public service announcements and a new Web site, which will be unveiled at a press conference. CPSC will also provide national and state death data and discuss potential new federal rules on ATVs. Partners from the nation's leading organization that educates children on ATV safety and the professional racing community will also share their experiences.

  What:   Press Conference on ATV Safety

  Where:  National Press Club
          529 14th St. NW
          13th Floor
          First Amendment Lounge
          Washington, DC 20045

  When:   September 21, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. ET

  Who:    CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord
          National 4-H Council CEO and President Donald Floyd
          NASCAR Racing Legend Richard Petty
          ATV Racing Champion John Natalie

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