NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


February 9, 2000

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall will launch the Board's National Recreational Boating Child and Youth Safety Initiative in a press conference preceding the start of the Miami Boat show, the largest consumer boat show in the country. Joining the Chairman will be State Senator Mario Diaz-Balart; Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating of Bombardier Recreational Products; and Cathy Johnston, Southern Region Manager of National Marine Manufacturer's Association. WHERE: Monty's Stone Crab and Seafood Restaurant
300 Alton Road - Miami Beach, Florida 33139

WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 2000
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In response to the Safety Board's report on Personal Watercraft (PWC) Safety, Bombardier Recreational Products has developed the SEA DOO® Learning KeyT. The Learning Key enables first-time riders and rental operators to easily reduce the speed of their SEA(DOO watercraft to approximately 35 mph by use of on board electronics. The Safety Board recognizes the members of the boating industry and manufacturers, like Bombardier, that have stepped up to the plate to make a difference in recreational boating safety through product innovations, such as the SEA DOO Learning Key.

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Keith Holloway
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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.