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Op-Ed: Utah should not buy the fear-mongering of the alcohol lobby
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    Op-ed: Utah should not buy the fear-mongering of the alcohol lobby By Andrew McGuire JUN 21, 2017   The Utah Legislature has enacted an important and lifesaving law to make Utah’s roads safer for families by lowering the…

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Statement on “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles”
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent this statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for the hearing “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles” on June 14, 2017. A summary of the statement is available…

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News Conference on the Introduction of the HOT CARS Act of 2017
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Download the electronic media kit (PDF). Download the following press release (PDF). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2017 Contacts:  Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com; Rep. Tim Ryan contact: Michael Zetts, Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov, 202-225-5261; Rep. King contact: Kevin Fogarty, Kevin.Fogarty@mail.house.gov, 202-225-7896; Rep. Schakowsky contact: Jeronimo…

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Texas Becomes 43rd State to Pass Primary Enforcement Texting Ban
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711, tgill@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON ENACTMENT OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN IN TEXAS Tremendous Texas Safety Victory – Texas becomes 43rd…

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Advocates’ Letter to Texas Governor Abbott on HB 62
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety urges Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign House Bill (HB) 62, which would prohibit drivers from using wireless communications devices to read, write or send messages while operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving is…

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Advocates’ Statement on Need for Strong Truck Side Underride Guards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON THE NEED FOR STRONG SIDE UNDERRIDE GUARDS ON SEMITRAILER TRUCKS New Crash Tests Provide Real-World Evidence…

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Statement on Iowa Upgrade of Distracted Driving Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2017 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711, tgill@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON IOWA STRENGTHENING ITS DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW Iowa becomes 42nd state plus DC to enact an optimal…

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Statement on Mississippi Upgrade of Seat Belt Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711, tgill@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON MISSISSIPPI UPGRADING ITS SEAT BELT LAW TO PROTECT BACKSEAT PASSENGERS Mississippi becomes 19th state plus DC…

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Utah Enacts Nation’s First .05% BAC Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2017  Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON UTAH ENACTING THE NATION’S FIRST .05% BAC LAW This commonsense, research-based law will make Utah’s roads…

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Advocates Presents Two Safety Awards at Capitol Hill Reception
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2017 Contact: Allison Kennedy, (202) 408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Presents Second Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Highway Safety Leadership Award and the Inaugural Clarence M. Ditlow III Safety Champion Award (WASHINGTON, D.C.)…

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Advocates Releases 2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws
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Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com MEDIA ALERT:  Each State and DC Issued a Report Card Exposing Deadly Gaps in 15 Essential Highway Safety Laws Register Now for the Live Webcast of the Report Release Recent government data shows second year…

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Statement on Dangerous FTC Decision on Vehicle Safety Defects
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Shirks Duty to Protect Consumers Decision by FTC Allows Auto Dealerships to Falsely Advertise Used Cars with Unrepaired, and Potentially Deadly, Defects as Safe and…

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Statement on Ineffective Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Rule
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF PETER KURDOCK, DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS ON RELEASE OF DO-NOTHING ENTRY-LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING RULE Meaningless Rule Issued by FMCSA Disregards Congressional Mandates, Federal Court Precedent, Experts Convened…

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Statement in Response to Removal of Truck Driver Safety Protections in Continuing Resolution
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2016 Contact: Advocates: Cathy Chase, cchase@saferoads.org, (o) 202-408-1711 or (c) 571-243-7282 CRASH and PATT: John Lannen, jlannen@trucksafety.org, (o) 703-294-6404 or (c) 703-328-5007 Statement of Highway, Auto & Truck Safety Groups in Response to Removal of…

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Jackie Gillan Participating in “A New Era of Highway Safety” Panel on December 5, 2016
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On Monday, December 5, 2016, Advocates’ President Jackie Gillan will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America on “A New Era of Highway Safety.” More information can be found here.

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General Motors (GM) Petitions to Delay Recall of Takata Airbag-Equipped Vehicles
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2016 Contact: Cathy Chase, 571-243-7282, cchase@saferoads.org General Motors (GM) Petitions to Delay Recall of Takata Airbag-Equipped Vehicles Decision by U.S. DOT Gives GM the Green Light to Continue to Shirk Safety Responsibility to Get Exploding…

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Traffic Deaths Spike over Thanksgiving Weekend
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For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016 Contact: Cathy Chase, 571-243-7282, cchase@saferoads.org “Thanksgiving Tradition” – Highway Deaths Will Spike over the Holiday Weekend, Yet Critical Safety Improvements Languish and Attacks on Existing Safety Protections Intensify Statement of Jackie Gillan and Cathy…

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Statement on the Death of Clarence Ditlow
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2016                                    Contact:   Cathy Chase, 571-243-7282, cchase@saferoads.org Statement of Jackie Gillan, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on the Death of Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety and…

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Statement from NHTSA Public Meeting on Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
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STATEMENT OF PETER KURDOCK, DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY & AUTO SAFETY NHTSA PUBLIC MEETING: FEDERAL AUTOMATED VEHICLES POLICY NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Good afternoon. I am Peter Kurdock, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Advocates for Highway and Auto…

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Federal Appeals Court Decision Rejects Baseless Challenge to Truck Driver ELD Rule
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016 Contact:  Allison Kennedy, 202.408.1711, akennedy@saferoads.org Federal Appeals Court Decision Rejects Baseless Challenge to Truck Driver Electronic Logging Device Rule Decision Clears the Way for the Rule that Will Help Reduce Driver Fatigue, at a…

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