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Kathy Van Kleeck of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America discussed the importance of state ATV safety legislation at CPSC's ATV Safety Summit on Oct. 11, 2012. I have worked in numerous states to strengthen ATV safety through enactment of state ATV safety legislation and promotion of SVIA’s Model State ATV Legislation. These efforts include working not only with state legislators but with a spectrum of stakeholders including the ATV rider community, health professionals, dealers and state agency officials. As noted in the Federal Register notice, certain aspects of safety related to the behavior of ATV operators, such as restrictions governing helmet use, riding on pavement, licensing of riders, and age restrictions are generally a matter left to the states. Operator behavior is an extremely important facet of ATV safety and as such, state legislation is integral in keeping families safe on ATVs. SVIA is very interested in engaging and working with other panelists and Summit attendees toward enactment of additional state safety legislation, particularly in those states that have few or no ATV safety laws.