05-08-2005

05NR08 - NHTSA Releases Phase I of the Best Practices Study

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Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice-President of Government Relations
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May 7, 2005

#05NR08 - NHTSA Releases Phase I of the Best Practices Study

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released Phase I of the Best Practices Study, titled Motorcycle Rider Education and Licensing: A Review of Programs and Practices. A total of 233 pages in length, copies can be obtained through NHTSA at http://nhtsa.gov/people/outreach/media/catalog/Index.cfm
Or by fax request: 1-310-386-2194, reference publication number DOT HS 809852.
NHTSA has indicated this document will be available soon in both CD format, and PDF format on the NHTSA website.

NHTSA has not indicated when Phase II of the “Best Practices” study will be released. Phase II contains the ranking of state programs recently posted on the internet by ScienceDirect.com. At the MRF’s request, Rep. Don Young,
R-Alaska sent a letter to NHTSA urging the release of Phase II. Rep. Young’s letter can be viewed on the MRF website at http://www.mrf.org/docs/DonYoung.pdf.


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