Inez Tenenbaum, the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, was joined by lawmakers and citizens Thursday morning to praise the passage of a new ATV safety law that goes into effect July 1.
The new law prohibits parents from allowing children under the age of 6 to operate an ATV and from allowing children younger than 16 to carry passengers.
Children 15 and younger are required to wear a helmet and eye protection while riding on ATVs.
To read the specifics on the law, click here.
"Chandler's Law" is named for a Swansea 11-year-old who was killed in an ATV accident in 2003.