Letters

Letter to ID Governor on All-Offender IID Law

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Traffic fatalities on Idaho roads reached the highest number in a decade in 2016 and improvements to traffic safety are urgently needed. Advocates urges you to sign H. 551 to require this commonsense, lifesaving law to curb drunk driving.

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Letter to Senate on Deadly Takata Airbags & Driverless Cars

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A coalition of organizations representing public health and safety professionals, smart growth advocates, bicyclists, pedestrians, consumers, first responders, and individuals with disabilities urged the leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee to ensure that future tragedies like exploding Takata airbags are not repeated with the mass deployment of experimental autonomous vehicles, or driverless cars. Both the Takata recall and the tragic crash late Sunday where an Uber being driven in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian show what happens when vehicles are allowed on public roads without proper government safeguards and oversight.

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Broad Coalition Asks DOT For Stronger Driverless Car Rules

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A broad coalition of state and national organizations representing public health and safety professionals, bicyclists, pedestrians, smart growth advocates, consumers, environmentalists, law enforcement, first responders, and individuals with disabilities called on U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to get off the sidelines and fulfill the statutory duty of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure appropriate action and effective oversight for the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles, or driverless cars.

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Letter to GA Senate Leaders on Distracted Driving Bill

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety urges you to support House Bill (HB) 673. This legislation will improve safety on Georgia’s roads by broadening the current prohibition on drivers from using wireless communication devices to read, write or send text messages while operating a motor vehicle to include the expanded uses of portable electronic devices that have emerged as technology developed. Considering the prevalence of distracted driving crashes, this legislation is critical, responsive and timely.

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