NHTSA Head David Strickland To Address Current And Future Auto Industry Policies At MPG Meeting

Jan 04, 2013, 13:32 ET from Motor Press Guild

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 8, Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, will host David L. Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during its monthly meeting at The Proud Bird Restaurant. As the country's top automotive safety official, Strickland will discuss current and future policy changes and concerns that affect the dynamic automotive industry. 

Since taking office in January 2010, Strickland has supported NHTSA's mission of reducing crash-related injuries and fatalities with his help in establishing ejection mitigation requirements for automakers.  He has also ensured the highest standards of safety on the nation's roadways through public awareness of child passenger safety issues, including the threat of heat stroke in hot cars, and issues surrounding child safety on the outside of vehicles.  To that end, Strickland has initiated a rear-view visibility proposal to help eliminate blind spots and protect pedestrians.

"Vehicles are now safer than ever due in large part to regulations set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As new technology is introduced and the population grows, NHTSA faces many opportunities and challenges. We look forward to hearing Mr. Strickland's perspective on these issues," said Laura Burstein, president, Motor Press Guild. 

Strickland currently oversees all vehicle safety and policymaking programs under NHTSA's jurisdiction, from fuel economy regulations to odometer fraud to safety recalls and investigations.  He also leads the agency's public awareness and education efforts on driving under the influence, seat belt use and pedestrian safety.

Who: Motor Press Guild
What: January Luncheon
When: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America with more than 800 members. This non-profit trade guild is dedicated to promoting professionalism in automotive journalism through education and information exchange. Members include journalists from print, broadcast, and online outlets as well as public relations representatives, consumer groups and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. The organization hosts regular meetings featuring key figureheads in the auto industry and is widely recognized for its annual Dean Batchelor Award program and annual industry MPG Track Day.

For more information on the Motor Press Guild, please visit MotorPressGuild.org, the MPG Facebook page or Twitter @MotorPressGuild. For media inquiries please contact MPG publicity chair Brendan Flynn at 310-444-1850 or bflynn@laautoshow.com.

SOURCE Motor Press Guild