01-22-2002

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PLAN ON HOLD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Wyld
January 22, 2002 #02-02 Phone: 202-546-0983

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PLAN ON HOLD

Washington, DC. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has learned that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the proposed MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PLAN (McSIP) has been placed on hold by NHTSA’s new Administrator, Jeffrey Runge, M.D. Dr. Runge is reexamining NHTSA priorities, so NHTSA is not issuing new plans until his review process is completed.

In other NHTSA news, the agency indicated that it would release a Request for Proposal (RFP) (in short, a solicitation for bids) to expand their understanding of the increase in motorcycle fatalities described in recently released reports. The RFP will be available on the web site for the Commerce Business Daily (http://cbd.cos.com/) in the near future.

Regarding the NATIONAL AGENDA FOR MOTORCYCLE SAFETY (NAMS), NHTSA is releasing a video that discusses NAMS and encourages organizations to implement the recommendations. The video is aimed at encouraging other entities (states, businesses and associations) to step forward and support the implementation of NAMS.

As always, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation will keep you posted on further developments regarding the proposed Motorcycle Safety Improvement Plan and the implementation of the NATIONAL AGENDA FOR MOTORCYCLE SAFETY.

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The first motorcyclists' rights organization to establish a full-time legislative advocacy presence in Washington. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the only Washington voice devoted exclusively to the street rider. MRF established MRFPAC in the early 1990s to advocate the election of candidates who would champion the cause of rider safety and rider freedom. MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American rider rights movement among its leading members. Motorcyclists worldwide can thumb-start their search for rider rights and safety on the web at www.mrf.org.

All information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, incorporated in 1987, is an independent, membership-based national motorcyclists' rights organization headquartered in Washington D.C. which operates in co-partnership with State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations nationwide. The MRF is involved in federal and state legislation and regulation, motorcycling safety education, training, licensing and public awareness. The MRF provides individual and SMRO member-volunteers with guidance, support and information to protect motorcyclists' rights and advance motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. The MRF sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists' rights activists and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, THE MRF REPORTS.

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