Statements

Statement on New National Academies of Sciences Impaired Driving Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              January 17, 2018 Contact: Eric Naing 202-408-1711, cell: 217-493-8294, enaing@saferoads.org Statement of Jackie Gillan, President Emeritus of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on New National Academies of Sciences Impaired Driving Report Advocates for Highway and…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on the Stop Underrides Act Introduction

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The public has waited long enough for government action.  The Stop Underrides Act directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to update the current rear guard standard and to issue new requirements for side and front underride guards.  Crash tests have demonstrated that when a car is stopped from going underneath a trailer, airbags and safety belt systems work as intended and properly restrain a car’s occupants.

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Advocates’ Statement on Exemptions to ELD Rule

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) opposes any attempts to slam the brakes on full implementation of the long overdue electronic logging device (ELD) rule. Members of the trucking industry have known about this rule for years and have had ample time to prepare for it. Exemptions will compromise the effectiveness of the rule, jeopardize safety, and make it difficult for law enforcement to enforce.

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Advocates’ Statement on Thanksgiving Travel and Self-Driving Safety Concerns

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Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year; unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous and deadly times to travel. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) warns motorists about the increased risk of dangerous behaviors like speeding, distraction, and impairment which can lead to fatal crashes and life altering injuries.

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