Vehicle Safety

Advocates Letter to Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers About Driverless Car Legislation

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety sent a letter to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers refuting the auto industry trade group’s misleading statement at the Politico Live event, “Safety in the Driverless Age” on Thursday, April 19 that had the AV START Act (S. 1885) been law, the public would know “a lot more” about why an Uber autonomous vehicle (AV) car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last month.

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NHTSA Funding Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

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In advance of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FY2019 Budget Request, leading safety, consumer, and public health advocates sent Committee members a letter expressing their strong support of a robust budget for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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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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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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