States

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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Press Conference on Monday Jan. 22 at Noon for Advocates’ Report Card of State Highway Safety Laws

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will release its 2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the passage of 16 essential traffic safety laws. State legislative action is critical in light of the 8.4% increase in 2015 and another 5.6% jump in 2016 in highway fatalities. Preliminary figures for the first half of 2017 show no substantial reversal to 37,461 fatalities in 2016.

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Advocates’ Statement on International Award for Utah’s .05% BAC Law

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) congratulates Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) and the Utah State Legislature, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation on collectively receiving the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. The award recognizes achievement and innovation in road safety and is a well-deserved honor for Utah after enacting a law to lower the legal limit of alcohol-impaired driving from .08 to .05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Utah’s first-in-the-nation .05 percent BAC law is an effective countermeasure that will save lives and reduce preventable deaths and injuries from drunk driving crashes.

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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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