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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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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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