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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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Letter to the Senate on the DRIVE Act Sent July 26th
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Safety groups and crash victims write to the U.S. Senate. As debate continues on the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22), there is still time to include a strong safety title. Unfortunately, the changes which have been made to the bill thus…

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Safety groups and crash victims object to “safety title” of DRIVE Act
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Several consumer, health and safety organizations joined with victims and survivors of crashes to send a letter to the U.S. Senate outlaying grave concerns regarding the “safety title” of the highway bill. Here is a list of the “worst of…

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New York Times Editorial: A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe
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A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe The Opinion Pages | Editorial By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 21, 2015 Last month the House passed an appropriations bill that would put bigger trucks with overworked drivers behind the…

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Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America, on Senate Commerce Committee Bill
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Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America On Senate Bill 1732 and Its Failure to Address Important Safety Concerns July 20, 2015 Washington, DC — I am Jack Gillis, auto safety advocate at the Consumer Federation of America and…

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: MONDAY 7/20, 10:00 AM EST
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On Eve of Senate Debate on Surface Transportation Bill, Safety Advocates, Crash Victims’ Families, and Members of Congress to Launch Renewed Push to Adopt Pro-Safety Provisions and Dump Pro-Industry Rollbacks Partisan Bill Departs from Historical Bipartisan Senate Actions to Combat Highway Deaths…

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: TUESDAY, JULY 14, 11:00 AM EST
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On Eve of Senate Commerce Committee Markup, Highway Safety Advocacy Groups, Crash Victims and Members of Congress to Hold Media Conference Call to Expose Fatal Flaws in Chairman’s Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill For First Time in 25 Years, Separate Highway Bills Are…

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JOINT STATEMENT: Different Version of Highway Safety Bill by Republicans and Democrats Reflect Different Vision of Public Safety Needs in Response to the Largest Vehicle Safety Recalls in History and Mounting Truck Crash Deaths and Injuries
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Jackie Gillan, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Daphne Izer, Founder, Parents Against Tired Truckers, Jennifer Tierney, N.C. Volunteer Coordinator, Truck Safety Coalition, Joan Claybrook, Chair, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways, Jack Gillis, Director of Public Affairs, Consumer…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Passage of Senate Funding Bill
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STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE FY 2016 TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL Today, our highways became more deadly and our families less safe because…

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Senate urged to reject special interest riders
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CONTACT: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415 and bronrott@gmail.com MEDIA ADVISORY   Truck crash victims, law enforcement, safety advocates to join Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) as Senate is poised to consider dangerous special interest riders including “Double 33 Trailers” and “Tired Truckers” provisions passed…

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Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Increases to Federal Truck Size and Weight Limits
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For Immediate Release: June 17, 2015 Contact: Jody Couser (443) 703-8678, jodycouser@gmail.com Download a PDF of this press release. State Action Comes as U.S. Senate is Poised to Consider Transportation Spending Bill, a Likely Vehicle for Anti-Truck Safety “Riders”  U.S. House Transportation…

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USA Today – Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view
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Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view The Editorial Board, 7:49 p.m. EDT June 15, 2015 Federal watchdog now has the will and the leader needed for change. Congress needs to deliver the way. When the nation’s car safety…

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The Baltimore Sun, Editorial: A dangerous maneuver
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A dangerous maneuver June 3, 2015, 1:39 PM With truck-involved fatalities on the rise, why would Congress relax safety standards? With the number of fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers on the rise, now would seem like the wrong time to consider…

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Advocates joins Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and other safety advocates to push for passage of the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 1181)
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Schakowsky, Pallone, DeGette and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act in advance of Takata Hearing June 2, 2015 Victim of Takata Air Bag Failure, Consumer Advocates Urge Congress to Act WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, June 2, the House Energy…

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