AMA Vice President for Government Relations Edward Moreland met with Nicole Nason, NHTSA Administrator, yesterday to welcome her to that role, which she assumed on May 31, 2006.
Nason, whose father was a motorcycle patrol officer in Long Island, New York, expressed her concern about the rising number of motorcycling fatalities and her desire to work with the AMA to help reduce those fatalities. She also conveyed the importance that motorcycle safety has to new Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, a motorcyclist herself.
Moreland outlined the AMA's positions and described its work in the area of motorcycle safety -- spearheading the efforts to fund a comprehensive crash study, the AMA-NHTSA partnership on the award-winning "Ride Straight" program, the new series of AMA-produced radio and television PSAs, and the Association's advocacy for more available and affordable rider education.
"I'm impressed with Ms. Nason's knowledge of motorcycling issues, and the AMA applauds NHTSA's efforts in arranging quarterly meetings with the motorcycling community -- it's a great forum in which to cooperate on improving motorcycle safety," said Moreland. "The AMA looks forward to working with Ms. Nason during her tenure as Administrator."
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