Statements

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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Advocates’ Statement on Uber Driverless Car Crash

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Last night’s fatal crash in Arizona, in which a pedestrian was killed by an Uber operating in autonomous mode, is a startling and tragic reminder that there are real-world consequences to putting unproven autonomous vehicles (AVs), or driverless cars, on the road without proper safeguards and oversight. Crashes like this one are precisely what we have been worried about and are the reason why we have repeatedly called on Congress to make crucial safety improvements to legislation that would open the floodgates for millions of driverless cars to be sold to the public.

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Advocates Applauds Senators Asking For Improvements to Driverless Car Bill

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) applauds Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) for their leadership in calling for critical safety improvements to legislation on autonomous vehicles (AVs), AV START Act, S.1885, pending in the United States Senate. The bill would allow for the mass deployment of millions of unproven AVs, or driverless cars, to be sold to consumers without fundamental safeguards in place.

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Statement of Advocates, NH ACS Committee on Trauma, & NH ENA on NH Seat Belt Bill

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Our organizations support House Bill (HB) 1259, legislation to enact a primary enforcement seat belt law requiring all occupants in all seating positions to buckle up in New Hampshire. This lifesaving bill will help address the epidemic of motor vehicle crash fatalities, injuries and associated costs, and improve the safety of New Hampshire families and all those who travel on state roads.

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