|Monday, June 9, 2003
||Contact: Rae Tyson
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NHTSA to Announce "Ease of Use" Child Safety Seat Ratings
The Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Jeffrey Runge, MD, will hold a news conference to announce "Ease of Use" Child Safety Seat Ratings at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
Adrian Lund, Chief Operating Officer of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and David Pittle, Senior Vice President and Technical Director for Consumers Union, will also participate in the press conference.
The child safety seat "ease of use" rating system was mandated by the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act of 2000.
WHO: Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., NHTSA Administrator
Adrian Lund, Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
David Pittle, Senior Vice President, Technical Director for Consumer Union
WHAT: News conference to announce "Ease of Use" Child Safety Seat Ratings WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003. WHERE: Marx Media Center (Room 2201)
U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters
400 Seventh Street S.W.
(Notes for reporters and assignment editors: At the conclusion of the press conference, video footage will be available and a video release will be forthcoming.
Reporters must enter through the southwest entrance of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Nassif) Building and be escorted to the Marx Media Center after their press credentials are certified.)
B-roll, including footage of ease of use demonstrations and sound bites from news conference will be available from 2-2:30 p.m. Eastern June 11 at AMC2, Transponder 18, C-Band, DL 4060 and from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Eastern June 12 at AMC2, Transponder 11, C-Band, DL 3920.)
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