RMA urges quick approval of NHTSA leader

Aug. 2, 2001

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is hopeful the Senate will approve the Bush Administration's choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dr. Jeffrey Runge, before Congress' August recess tomorrow.

"We have been working closely with NHTSA on several important regulations that, properly crafted, should maximize safety," says Donald Shea, RMA president and CEO, including implementation of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

"With such a short timetable to implement so many important and far-reaching regulations, the approval of this nomination is crucial to ensure the effective implementation of the TREAD Act," says Shea.