Bruce,From Bruce Arnold at Bruce and Rc's MC forum
Thank you for the call earlier. Please find below the agenda and list of
panelists currently scheduled by D.O.T. for the Distracted Driving Summit.
We too are disappointed that they have chosen not to include AMA or other
motorcycle organizations on their panel. However, we were successful in
persuading them to allow us to display and distribute AMA's position
statement on distracted driving at the event. We will have a number of AMA
staff on site to observe and participate as much as possible in the
The tentative agenda is posted at
Panel: Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement of Distracted Driving This
panel session will review legislative and regulatory approaches for
addressing distracted driving; evaluations of the impact of such measures;
enforcement issues; and public attitudes towards the issue.
Moderator: Peter Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit
Speaker: John D'Amico, Representative, Illinois General
Speaker: Bruce Starr, Senator, Oregon Senate and Executive
Committee Member of the National Conference
of State Legislatures
Speaker: Steve Farley, Representative, Arizona House of
Speaker: Major David Salmon, Director, Traffic Services
New York State Police
Speaker: Vernon Betkey, Chairman, Governors Highway Safety
and Director of the Maryland Highway
Again, thank you.
American Motorcyclist Association
101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 800 West Washington, DC 20001
Ed. Note: We have intentionally left out the name of the writer of this note and their phone number.
From: Bruce Arnold [mailto:Bruce@LdrLongDistanceRider.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:24 PM
To: 'Ed Moreland'
Subject: RE: Distract Driving Summit Participation and Agenda
We have all the links, but thanks.
Are you telling me that on the single most important issue threatening the
lives of American motorcyclists today, that our single most powerful MRO is
going to tolerate being excluded from the first nationwide summit to address
I will not settle for that. I hope and encourage many others not to settle
MAKE A STAND. MAKE A STINK IF YOU HAVE TO. BUT DAMN IT, MAKE A STAND!
Use NVCD if necessary...
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