Congress

Advocates Letter to Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers About Driverless Car Legislation

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety sent a letter to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers refuting the auto industry trade group’s misleading statement at the Politico Live event, “Safety in the Driverless Age” on Thursday, April 19 that had the AV START Act (S. 1885) been law, the public would know “a lot more” about why an Uber autonomous vehicle (AV) car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last month.

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Truck Size and Weight Funding Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee

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A diverse coalition of state and national organizations representing public health and safety groups, truck drivers, rail interests, labor unions, law enforcement, and others warned against any attempt to use the U.S. DOT appropriations bill to increase or circumvent current truck size and weight limits.

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NHTSA Funding Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

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In advance of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FY2019 Budget Request, leading safety, consumer, and public health advocates sent Committee members a letter expressing their strong support of a robust budget for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Advocates’ Statement on Omnibus Riders That Degrade Truck Safety

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Late last night, Congress released a massive government funding bill known as the “omnibus” that includes several policy riders that rollback highway safety and benefit trucking interests at the expense of the safety of families traveling on our roads and highways.  These giveaways have been tacked onto a “must pass” appropriations bill – bypassing the committees of jurisdiction and evading agency review or public input.

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