07-15-2005

05NR17 - Dr. Jeffrey Runge to Leave NHTSA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice-President of Government Relations
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July 15, 2005

#05NR17 - Dr. Jeffrey Runge to Leave NHTSA

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced Dr. Jeffrey Runge will be leaving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take a position as Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security where he will coordinate the departmentís response to biological and other catastrophic attacks. Dr. Runge has served as NHTSA Administrator for the past four years.

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is hopeful Dr. Rungeís replacement will offer a broader based and common sense approach to motorcycle safety issues. "The Bush Administration will select Dr. Rungeís replacement," said Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice-President of Government Relations. "As of today the timeline and who that will be is unclear. The MRF will be monitoring this closely."


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