RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

National Safety Council Updates Policy on Child Restraint Systems

Mon Aug 15, 2016

The National Safety Council has updated its child restraint systems to include mandatory use of properly secured and positioned child restraint devices in motor vehicles.

In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes. Of those fatalities, nearly half (49 percent) were unrestrained, according to a study by the NSC.

The policy will include automobiles, RVs and school buses.

For more information, or to read the entire policy, click on the link below.

Additional Information: http://www.nsc.org/NewsDocuments/2016/CPS%20policy.pdf