Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer.
Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety.
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March 22, 2012
Advocates' Consumer Co-Chair, Joan Claybrook, testified on March 22, 2012 before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on "Motor Vehicle Safety Provisions in the House and Senate Highway Bills."
Please click here for the statement.
March 21, 2012
Families, Safety and Consumer Groups, and Bus Drivers Urge Members of Congress to Pass Comprehensive Motorcoach Safety Provisions in the Surface Transportation Bill.
Click here for a copy of the letter.
March 14, 2012
Safety Advocates Praise Senate Passage of Bi-Partisan Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation--Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers, and Safer Roads.
Click here for the press release and here for the list of key safety provisions included in S.1813.
February 24, 2012
Safety Groups and Drivers Go to Court Over New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule--New Rule Fails to Address Driver Fatigue.
Click here for the press release.
Dangerous House Bill will Allow Overweight, Oversized Trucks on Highways--Diverse Coalition of Labor, Law Enforcement, Safety Groups, AAA, Local Government, Victims and Survivors Oppose Bigger Trucks Bill as Deadly Public Safety Threat.
Click here for statement by Advocates' President Jackie Gillan, and visit the Truck Safety Coalition for the full