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10% Spike in Young Driver Fatalities – Advocates’ Call to Action During National Teen Driver Safety Week
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2016 Contact:  Allison Kennedy, 202.408.1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY ON NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK Young Driver Fatalities Up 10% in 2015…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on DOT Release of Federal AV Policy
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACQUELINE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON U.S. DOT RELEASE OF FEDERAL AUTOMATED VEHICLES POLICY The U.S. DOT proactive approach to the safe…

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HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths
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FULL AUDIO FROM MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL AVAILABLE HERE Contact: Advocates: Allison Kennedy, akennedy@saferoads.org, (202) 408-1711; KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell (415) 336-9279; Rep. Ryan: Michael Zetts (202) 225-5261; Rep. Schakowsky: Sam Avery (202) 225-2111 HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced Today Will…

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Sept. 9 Marks 50th Anniversary of Highway and Auto Safety Laws
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Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org MEDIA ADVISORY TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 9, MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT AND THE HIGHWAY SAFETY ACT Safety Standards, Programs and Interventions are More Important Now than Ever as…

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Advocates’ Statement on GAO Report on Defective Trinity Guardrail Head
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF HENRY JASNY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) REPORT ON DEFECTIVE TRINITY ET-PLUS GUARDRAIL HEAD…

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Advocates and the Trucking Alliance File Amicus Brief Supporting Rule on ELDs for Truck Driver Hours of Service
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For Immediate Release:  June 23, 2016 Contact:  Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Trucking Alliance File Amicus Brief Supporting Federal Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices to Record Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service  Rule…

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Jackie Gillan on Trucks.Com: Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation
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  Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation June 23, 2016 Opinion   Traffic safety groups are pushing NHTSA to establish standards for crash avoidance systems in trucks. (Photo: Washington State Patrol)   Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of…

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‘Star Trek’ actor’s death prompts new calls for auto recall fix
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        ‘Star Trek’ actor’s death prompts new calls for auto recall fix WASHINGTON | BY DAVID SHEPARDSON World | Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:59am EDT Cast member Anton Yelchin poses during the photo call for the movie ‘Burying the ex’ at the…

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Safer Teen Drivers
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  Safer teen drivers June 16, 2016 Can Maryland’s teen drivers be saved from themselves? Last week, three Montgomery County teens, all juniors at Clarksburg High School, died in a single-vehicle crash in Damascus. The driver, a 17-year-old who had…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Sen. Bill Nelson’s Report on Takata Airbags
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016                                   Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SEN. BILL NELSON’S (D-FL), RANKING MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION, REPORT…

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Statements on House Appropriations Committee Action to Repeal Commonsense Truck Safety Rules
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org With Memorial Day Weekend Approaching and Record Number of Highway Deaths and Injuries Predicted, Congress Moves Special Interest Bill Putting Even More Tired Truckers on the Roads with Families…

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HuffPost Politics: Congress Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety
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Fighting the virus is tied to a bill that would allow fatigued truckers to stay on the road for more than 80 hours a week. 05/19/2016 05:00 am ET Michael McAuliff WASHINGTON — Truck driver Dana Logan tried on Wednesday…

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Press Call-In on Truck Driver Hours of Service with Audio
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Full audio recording of the press call: http://saferoads.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GILL0518.mp3 Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com May 18, 2016 Victims of Tired Trucker Crashes in ME, AL, GA and IL Join a Truck Driver and Safety Advocates to Call on Congress to Stop…

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Give Drivers A Break
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May 9, 2016 Editorial Here’s something you don’t see every day — trucking companies that want to be more tightly regulated. But that’s what happened last week when some of the nation’s motor carriers publicly expressed their concern that the…

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Statement of Cathy Chase on Fatigued Truck Driver Crash
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact: Allison Kennedy, 360-281-7033 akennedy@saferoads.org May 6, 2016 STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVER CRASH IN NASHVILLE, TN CAUSING 8 CAR PILE UP…

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Statement of Cathy Chase on Committee Passage of Transportation Funding Bill
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 21, 2016                                     Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org           STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF DEADLY, DAMAGING AND DESTRUCTIVE “TIRED TRUCKER”…

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Press Release on FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711 akennedy@saferoads.org Senate Appropriators Once Again Cede to Corporate Trucking Lobbyists – Another Rewrite of the Safety Rule on Tired Truckers This Year’s Industry Provision is Broader, Bolder and More Brazen…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Safety Victory of Maryland Legislature’s Passage of Noah’s Law
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April 12, 2016 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711   STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SAFETY VICTORY OF MARYLAND LEGISLATURE’S PASSAGE OF NOAH’S LAW, THE DRUNK DRIVING REDUCTION ACT OF 2016 Advocates Applauds Bill Conferees…

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Watch the Roadmap Report Online
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Click here to watch the release of the 2016 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.

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Advocates Releases 2016 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws
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Traffic Fatalities on the Rise and State Legislatures are Missing in Action – Fewest Number of States Pass Critical Highway Safety Laws Since Advocates’ First Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws Was Published in 2004 Time for State Leaders to…

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