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In December 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a landmark rear-view visibility rule to eliminate blind zones and protect pedestrians, particularly small children and the elderly. On March 11th NHTSA held a technical workshop to discuss technical issues relevant to the test procedure described in the proposed rule. Additionally, a public hearing on March 23 was held to bring together government policymakers, victims, industry representatives, and public interest groups to discuss the agency's rear-view visibility proposal. The public comment period is open until April 18 and those interested can submit comments at Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0162 accessed at wwww.regulations.gov.

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Hearing Panel
  • David L. Strickland, Administrator
  • Daniel Smith, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety
  • Nathaniel Beuse, Director of Office of Crash Avoidance
Hearing Agenda

Time

Speaker

Organization

 

9:00-9:10

Dan Smith

NHTSA

Housekeeping

9:10 -9:15

David L. Strickland

NHTSA Administrator

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 930

Janette E. Fennell

Kids and Cars

Video

9:30-9:45

Sally Greenberg

National Consumers League

Testimony

9:45-10:00

David Champion

Consumer Reports

Video

10:00-10:15

Jackie Gillan and

Shaun Kildare

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Testimony

10:15-10:30

Sue Auriemma

Kids and Cars

Testimony

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:00

Rachel Weintraub

Consumer Federation of America

Testimony

11:00-11:15

Patrick Ivison

Patrick Ivison Family

Testimony

11:15-11:30

Brandy Dahlen

Dahlen Family

Testimony

11:30-11:45 

Angela Gridley

Gridely Family

Testimony

11:45-12:00

Dr. Greg Gulbransen

Gulbransen Family

Testimony

12:00-1:00

Lunch Break

1:00-1:15

Bill Nelson 

Nelson Family

Testimony

1:15-1:30

Meredyth Bryant

Annabelle's Angels

Testimony

1:30-1:45

Juan Martinez

Sense Technologies

Testimony

1:45-2:30

Open Comments

 

 

2:30-2:45

David L. Strickland

NHTSA Administrator

Closing Remarks

 

 

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