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Off-Road Vehicles / Yamaha Rhino #951339

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Northridge, California: Armen Keteyian) The rollover danger from the Yamaha Rhino off-road vehicle examined; TV ad, Yamaha safety video and Internet videos of accidents shown; details given of the lawsuits against Yamaha due to injuries and deaths, the agreement between Yamaha and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Rhino prototype rollover in Kentucky involving Yamaha president Keisuke “Casey” Yoshida† and vice president Ichiro “Ike” Miyachi†; statement from Yamaha quoted. [Accident victim Justin MILLER†- describes the accident in which he lost his hand.] [CPSC chairman Inez TENENBAUM†- says 59 people have been killed in these vehicles; comments on considering mandatory safety standards.] [Rhino driver Darren THAU†- says there’s a lot of stupid people.]

Couric, Katie;
Keteyian, Armen

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