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NEW Highway Safety Poll – Complete Findings
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Documents available below: Methodology Double 33s  Road Safety Questions Road Safety Poll- Standard Banners Road Safety Poll- Political Banners

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PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL FINDINGS SHOW AMERICANS ACROSS ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS AND POLITICAL PARTY SUPPORT SAFETY POSITIONS ON ISSUES NOW BEFORE CONGRESS
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Support Criminal Penalties for Corporate Auto and Equipment Executives who Cover Up Dangerous Safety Defects Support Car Dealers Being Required to Repair Recalled Used and Loaner Cars Before Consumers Drive Away Oppose Teen Truck and Bus Drivers in Interstate Traffic…

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MEDIA ADVISORY- UPDATED: TODAY – Senators Wicker, Blumenthal and Markey, Rep. Schakowsky to Join Consumer and Safety Leaders to Unveil Findings of New National Poll on Safety Issues in Federal Highway Bill
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:45am EST Media Conference Call: 1-800-247-5110   Passcode: AUTOSAFE Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com   Survey Gauges Public Opinion on Controversial Highway and Vehicle Safety Issues before House and Senate Transportation Reauthorization Negotiators   WHAT:  …

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GENERAL MOTORS (GM) COMMITTING MARKETPLACE MALFEASANCE IN LATIN AMERICA
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CONTACT: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415 (USA)   U.S. Consumer Leaders Respond to Most Recent Crash Test Results from Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) – Best-selling Car in Mexico Scores ZERO  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a vehicle crash test/consumer information program…

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250 Public Health, Safety & Consumer Organizations and Crash Victims’ Families Urge Congressional Conferees to Put Safety Before Special Interests
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Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Special Industry Interests  Lives are at Stake — Surface Transportation Policy will be Set for the Next 6 Years – Without Changes Nearly 200,000 People Will Be Needlessly Killed and 12 Million Injured in Crashes  …

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Press Release: Members of Congress, Safety and Consumer Advocates, and Crash Victims Unite to Urge Conferees to Make Critical Changes to Curb Rising Carnage on U.S. Roadways
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Conferees Must Adopt Pro-Safety Provisions and Ditch Pro-Industry Rollbacks To Salvage Highway Reauthorization Bill Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2015) – Today, Members of Congress joined an alliance of highway safety advocates, consumer protection groups and crash victims’ families to unveil…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Senate Votes for Public Safety and Rejects FedEx Proposal for Oversized Trucks
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Today, the Senate voted 56-31 in support of a motion opposing a federal mandate to force states to allow longer, heavier trucks, on their roads. In a nearly 2 to 1 vote, the Senate sent a clear message to the…

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Safety Advocates and Highway Crash Victims’ Families Letter to Secretary Foxx
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Dear Secretary Foxx: As representatives of the nation’s leading consumer, public health, and safety organizations, we are writing to express our grave concerns and strongest objections to the unprecedented failure of the House and Senate highway reauthorization bills to advance…

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN TUESDAY 11/10, 11:30AM
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  Media Conference Call: 1-800-247-5110 – Passcode: AUTOSAFE Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com Worst Anti-Safety Highway Reauthorization Bill Slammed. Members of Congress, Safety and Consumer Advocates, and Crash Victims to Unveil Specific Changes to Fix It  House and Senate negotiators must make…

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House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests
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For Immediate Release: November 5, 2015 Contact: Beth Weaver 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests TOP TEN WORST HOUSE VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS Safety and…

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House Rejects Heavier Trucks – Statement of Advocates’ President Jackie Gillan
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House of Representatives Vote to Reject Heavier Trucks on our Nation’s Highways by a Margin of 236 to 187 During Consideration of 6-Year Surface Transportation Bill (H.R. 22) Tonight’s vote rejecting the amendment sponsored by Representatives Ribble (R-WI), Schrader (D-OR),…

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Advocates Sends Congress Safety “Report Card” for Highway Bill Amendments
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Advocates sent a Safety Report Card to Members of Congress which identifies key amendments that will be taken up during debate of the surface transportation bill. Please click here to see the Report Card detailing amendments.

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Statement by Safety Groups to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passage of Highway Reauthorization Bill
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REACTION BY SAFETY GROUPS TO HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION AND REFORM ACT (H.R. 3763) October 22, 2015 Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated and voted to send H.R. 3763, The Surface…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on National Teen Driver Safety Week
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October 22, 2015 TODAY: U.S. House Committee to Decide Fate of Controversial Provision in Transportation Bill to Give Teens Keys to Drive Big Trucks Interstate Deadly Policy Change Coincides With “National Teen Driver Safety Week” When Public is Reminded that…

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Advocates’ Co-Chair Joan Claybrook Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Improving Vehicle and Roadway Safety
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Advocates’ Consumer Co-Chair, Joan Claybrook, testified this morning before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade during the hearing “Examining Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety.” After the hearing, Ms. Claybrook joined Subcommittee Ranking Member…

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Advocates joins Reps. Schakowsky, Pallone and others to highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing
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October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Sam Avery (Schakowsky): 202-225-2111 Christine Brennan (Pallone): 202-225-5735 Schakowsky, Pallone and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, October 21, the House…

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Advocates Joins Sens. Wicker, Feinstein and Blumenthal to Unite in Stopping Bigger Trucks
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2015 Contact: Ryan Taylor (Wicker), 202-224-6253 Dean Lieberman (Feinstein), 202-224-9629 Sarah Zukowski (Blumenthal), 202-224-2823 Wicker, Feinstein, Blumenthal Unite to Stop Bigger Trucks Senators Joined by Coalition of Industry, Safety Advocates, Law Enforcement, and Unions WASHINGTON…

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Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel
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Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel By Autumn Cafiero Giusti A 29-year-old driver in Maine made headlines in August after crashing his car into a tree while attempting to take a selfie with his friends, injuring several of…

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The Trucks Are Killing Us
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    Op-Ed Contributor The Trucks Are Killing Us (Photo: Harry Campbell) By HOWARD ABRAMSON August 21, 2015 ACCIDENTS like the one that critically injured the comedian Tracy Morgan, killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, known as Jimmy…

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