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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
National Safety Council Praises Nomination of Chuck Hurley

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today praised the nomination of Charles A. Hurley as Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood have made a terrific choice in selecting Chuck Hurley to lead NHTSA,” said Janet Froetscher, President & CEO of the NSC. “Chuck has a deep passion to save lives, prevent injuries and stop the human suffering associated with traffic crashes.

“During his 20 years with the NSC, Chuck was involved in many significant national highway safety initiatives, including increasing seat belt use, improving child passenger safety and Graduated Driver Licensing for teens and reducing impaired driving,” Froetscher said. “Chuck’s leadership throughout his career has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. He is a major force in highway safety and we are excited that such a passionate, research-based leader will be heading our nation’s highway safety agency.”

The National Safety Council ( saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Chuck Hurley speaking in July, 2003 at the NSC (Itasca) to celebrate the signing of the Illinois primary seat belt law and laws requiring teen passenger restrictions and booster seats. Seated are then-State Sen. Barack Obama and State Rep. Mark Beaubein (now Assistant Republican leader in the Illinois House).

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