11-29-2004

04NR45 - MSF Responds to MRF Releases; MRF Posts Response to MSF Questionnaire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Bolin, MRF President
karen@mrf.org (e-mail)

November 29, 2004

#04NR45 - MSF Responds to MRF Releases; MRF Posts Response to MSF Questionnaire

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has issued responses to two recent Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) releases regarding rider education in Georgia and California. Though the MSF disputes information in both the Georgia and California releases, the MRF stands firmly behind both. MRF President Karen Bolin states, "The MRF has always maintained a meticulous standard as to the accuracy of the information we issue. When distributing information to the motorcycling riding community, we have always followed and continue to follow the MRF's core values: Integrity, Respect, Leadership, Teamwork and Excellence."

Last August, the MSF submitted a series of questions to the MRF in an effort to improve communications among "stakeholder organizations". The MRF has responded. The questions, MRF response and the MSF responses to the MRF's Georgia and California releases have been posted on the MRF web site at http://www.mrf.org/nhtsa.php

The MRF once again calls on the MSF to revisit the denial of the MRF's request to create rider representative advisory positions on the MSF Board of Trustees. "Rider training would be better served through direct interaction and communication," observed Karen Bolin. "Furthermore, the creation of an independent motorcycle safety public policy council is an avenue that may become increasingly critical to the riding community as a vehicle to provide input toward helping to preserve the future and integrity of rider education."


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