Hammond Elected Insurance Co-Chair for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

January 1, 2002

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), elected a pair of co-chairs to lead the organization in 2002, including Dale Hammond, executive vice president, personal lines group, Kemper Insurance Companies.

Its two co-chairs are selected, one from the insurance community, and the other from among the consumer groups.

“I am honored and pleased to have this opportunity to chair Advocates for the insurance side of the board,” said Hammond. “Advocates is the most effective, most satisfying organization with which I have ever been associated, and their work is saving Kemper and other insurance companies many hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Hammond continued, “There are many challenges that we face next year in Congress and state legislatures. The motor vehicle safety research and regulatory program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration needs to be reauthorized as well as the federal hazardous materials transportation program. Both of these legislative initiatives present Advocates with tremendous opportunities to advance safety and security. Furthermore, there are still too few states that have important lifesaving laws such as, standard enforcement safety belt laws, comprehensive impaired driving laws, red light camera systems, all-rider motorcycle helmet laws, and booster seat laws, that will protect Americans in motor vehicle crashes.”

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