|Summary Report||May 1999|
Deputy Administrator, NHTSA
thanked all participants for their active involvement and their willingness
to share their expertise and provide thoughtful recommendations. He said
their input reinforced the notion of aggressive driving as a behavioral
problem requiring education and good law enforcement solutions. Although
recommended solutions may not fit every community, they are no less valid;
they need only be adapted to a community's specific needs and makeup.
This brought Mr. Recht to his main point: he strongly encouraged participants
to put energy into implementing these recommendations, adding that symposium
organizers would focus on the following:
Mr. Recht emphasized that attacking the aggressive driving problem demands a two-way partnership. State and local levels must work together with national resources and assistance. He called on participants to individually exercise their option to start immediately, to do something in their communities to further this effort, such as letting the press know they were here and what transpired. Bring your recommendations to reality, he urged participants, so we can say we participated in an event that led to the saving of countless lives and to solutions that improved our lives and made our communities safer and better places to live.