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SDO: Specialty Vehicle Institute of America


Primary Contact

Thomas S. Yager
Vice President
2 Jenner, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949.727.3727 x3038
Fax: 949.727.4216

Organizational Overview

The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) is an information source about the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) industry. SVIA provides information on ATV standards and promotes model state legislation on ATV riding. It also serves as a liaison with state and federal agencies on ATV rider safety issues and ATV training courses.

Membership is open to all corporations regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing, importing or wholesale distribution of ATVs in the United States.

SVIA was formed in 1983 as a national not-for-profit trade association and is based in Irvine, California.

The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of ATV safety education and awareness. ASI’s primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

SVIA is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standard developer for the ANSI 4-wheeled ATV standard.

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