Statements

Statement of Advocates President Cathy Chase on FAST Act Implementation

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety President Cathy Chase submitted the following statement to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit about critical auto safety actions and the implementation of the FAST Act.

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Advocates’ Statement on National Police Week

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This National Police Week, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) honors law enforcement officers across the country and extends our sincere gratitude for their service. Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep our roads safe for all motorists and road users.  We also laud their advocacy efforts to improve state and federal laws that prevent motor vehicle crashes, save lives and reduce injuries.

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Advocates’ Statement on New Rearview Camera Rule

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Today, the federal vehicle safety standard issued in 2014 takes effect requiring that all newly-manufactured vehicles be equipped with a rearview back-up camera.  The regulation is a monumental advancement of safety for children, pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users.  It is now part of a long list of successful safety achievements promoted by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) in the nearly three decades since our founding in 1989 to prevent motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries by making lifesaving technologies standard equipment.

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Advocates’ Statement on Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Advocates wants to remind all riders that the most important thing you can do to prevent death and devastating injury in a motorcycle crash is to wear a helmet. The facts are strong and the message is crystal clear: helmets are far and away the best countermeasure to preventing motorcycle crash fatalities and injuries. And just as helmet use is the best way to prevent motorcycle crash deaths and injuries, all-rider motorcycle helmet laws are the best way to promote helmet use.

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