Blue Ribbon Panel to Submit Report Concerning Seat Belt Use Among African Americans
December 12, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Contact: NHTSA, Faithia Robertson, (202) 366-9550
U. S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, on behalf of the nation will accept a report concerning seat belt use among African Americans. The report is entitled Blue Ribbon Panel To Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans: A Report to the Nation.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for African American children from birth to age 14 and the second leading killer of young black adults ages 15-24, surpassed only by homicides. Vehicle crashes are also the leading cause of death for African Americans ages 25-44.
WHO: U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater
U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Dorothy I. Height, Chair and President Emerita,
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
John Maupin Jr., D.D.S., President, Meharry Medical College
WHAT: News Conference on report by Blue Ribbon Panel To Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000
WHERE: National Council of Negro Women Headquarters Lobby
633 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
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