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PRESS RELEASES & STATEMENTS:

July 8,2012
Advocates' President Jackie Gillian Speaks alongside Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and motorcoach safety advocate John Betts to applaud new occupant protection legislation in the transportation reauthorization bill.
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June 29,2012
The Senate and House pass multi-year, multi-billion dollar surface transportation authorization bill that contains important safety advances. These safety provisions will prevent crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and save taxpayer dollars.
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June 19, 2012
Jane Mathis and Jim Portell share their story of personal loss in preventable highway crashes with the Orlando Sentinel and urge passage of the important safety provisions in Senate Bill 1813, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
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 June 10, 2012
Brad Brown, co-founder of the West Brook Bus Crash Families group and advocate for motorcoach safety legislation, published in the Washington Post to highlight the importance of the bus safety provisions in the surface transportation reauthorization bill.
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June 10, 2012
Advocates' Consumer Co-Chair Joan Claybrook receives Global Award for pioneer work establishing New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in late 1970s.
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May 31,2012
Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) "Highway Bill Must Make Roads Safer in Addition to Creating Jobs." Congressman speaks at Advocates’ press conference and announces his work to include a strong safety agenda in the final Surface Transportation Reauthorization conference committee report.
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May 31,2012
Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) releases statement following his participation in Advocates’ press conference reiterating the importance of retaining truck safety provisions in the final Surface Transportation Reauthorization conference committee report.
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May 31, 2012
Senator John Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation applauds the work of parents, safety advocates, and pediatricians in voicing their support for safety improvements that are essential to this legislation.
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May 31,2012
Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) urges colleagues negotiating the Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill to retain the bipartisan Senate passed safety provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Calls for bipartisan support of the teen driving  issues, particularly the incentive grant program to encourage state adoption of comprehensive teen driving laws.
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May 31, 2012
Advocates' joins victims, pediatricians, insurance companies, and members of the United States House of Representatives to urge that Congress keep the safety advances included in the Senate version of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, MAP-21.
Please click here for the press release. Click here to learn more about the important safety provisions at stake. For the full press kit, including speaker statements, click here.
 
May 22, 2012
Advocates' President Jackie Gillan's letter to the Editor published in the New York Times calling for the use of electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) to address fatigue and hours of service violations in the trucking industry.
Please click here for the letter. Please click here for the related article on the dangers of trucking in the oil industry.
 
March 22, 2012
Advocates' Consumer Co-Chair, Joan Claybrook, testified on March 22, 2012 before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on "Motor Vehicle Safety Provisions in the House and Senate Highway Bills."

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March 21, 2012
Families, Safety and Consumer Groups, and Bus Drivers Urge Members of Congress to Pass Comprehensive Motorcoach Safety Provisions in the Surface Transportation Bill.
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March 14, 2012
Safety Advocates Praise Senate Passage of Bi-Partisan Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation--Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers, and Safer Roads.
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February 24, 2012
Safety Groups and Drivers Go to Court Over New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule--New Rule Fails to Address Driver Fatigue.
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February 1, 2012
Dangerous House Bill will Allow Overweight, Oversized Trucks on Highways--Diverse Coalition of Labor, Law Enforcement, Safety Groups, AAA, Local Government, Victims and Survivors Oppose Bigger Trucks Bill as Deadly Public Safety Threat.
Click here for statement by Advocates' President Jackie Gillan, and visit the Truck Safety Coalition for the full
press kit.
 
January 11, 2012
Advocates releases The 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws.
Please click here for the webcast of the news conference held January 11, 2012 and click here for the press kit.
 
August 31,2010
Solid Evidence for Passage of the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act According to a New Study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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May 26, 2010
New Report Shows Safety Laws Save Lives, Billions in Costs.
Safety Advocates Call on Congress to Pass Unfinished Highway and Auto Safety Agenda
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April 27, 2010
Advocates' President, Judie Stone, discusses the STANDUP Act
during an interview with Minnesota Public Radio on Teen Driving Public Policy.

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April 27, 2010
Advocates' President, Judie Stone, discusses the STANDUP Act
during an interview with Minnesota Public Radio on Teen Driving Public Policy.

Click here to listen to the show broadcast on April 27, 2010.
 
January 11,2010
See Advocates on C-SPAN!
Our press conference for The 2010 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws was featured on January 11, 2010.
Click here to view the digital archive, available on C-SPAN's Video Library.
November 30, 2009
Parents, teens, medical personnel, firefighters, insurance executives, and safety advocates join Rep. Castle to urge enactment of national STANDUP Act to accelerate state passage of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws for novice teen drivers.
 
March 9, 2009
Safety Advocates Ask Court to Overturn Bush 'Midnight Regulation.
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March 9, 2009
Members of Congress, Consumer Safety Advocates Urge Passage of Motorcoach Safety Bill.
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January 12, 2009
Advocates' 2009 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws Released.
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July 8, 2008
Media Alert: NTSB meeting on Bluffton motorcoach crash, testimony and other information about the need for federal motorcoach safety legislation.
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May 9, 2008
Parents, health and safety advocates, make Mother's Day plea to Maryland Governor to veto controversial "kiddie booze" bill.
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February 18, 2008
Adovocates' 2008 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws Released.
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December 5, 2007
Advocates Honors Highway Safety Acheivers with Lifetime Award.
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August 6, 2007
Advocates Judith Stone  on Release of National Campaign To Stop Red Light Running Report: Focus on Safety.
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July 23, 2007
Advocates Judith Stone on NHTSA Release of Annual Motor Vehicle Fatality Data.
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June 7, 2007
Advocates President Judith Stone On Culture of Speeding in America on NPR.
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May 25, 2007
Advocates Disappointed and Disturbed at Release of Annual Motor Vehicle Fatality Data.
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May 16, 2007
Child Safety Advocates and Consumer Groups Applaud Senate Commitee Action Today to Stop Deaths and Injuries of Children Due to Motor Vehicle Design Flaws.
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April 2, 2007
Advocates Urges States to Adopt Highwau Safety Legislation During National Public Health Week.
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March 22, 2007
Advocates' Statment: Senate Committee Puts the brakes on Dangerous Trucks from Mexico
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March 20, 2007
Statement of Jacqueline Gillan before the Subcommitee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Bus Safety.
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March 13, 2007
Statement of Jacqueline Gillan before the Subcommitee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the Border Pilot Program.
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March 8, 2007
Statement of Joan Claybrook on behalf of Advocates, Public Citizen, CRASH and P.A.T.T. before the Subcommitee on Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies, Senate Commitee on Appropriations on Opening the Border to Mexico-Domiciled Trucks.
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February 23, 2007
Auto Safety Organizations Urge Congressional Oversigtht Hearings on Opening Southern Border to Mexican-Domiciled, Long-Haul Trucks.
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January 8, 2007
Advocates Releases New Report Highlighting Gaps in State Highway Safety Laws.
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November 14, 2006
Safety Groups Respond to NHTSA Report on Vehicle Backover. Study Supports Need for Passage of HR 2230 & S. 1948.
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September 14, 2006
Statement: Auto Safety Agency Response to Congressional Mandate Is Significant Stride Towards Curbing Burgeoning Rollover Problem.
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September 6, 2006
Safety Groups, Survivor Advocates, and Members of Congress Urge Passage of Safety Law Requiring Federal Response.
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August 22, 2006
Statement on Release of Fatality Figures for 2005 Motor Vehicle Crashes
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July 11, 2006
Letter to the Editor, Wall Street Journal, In Response To"Safe At Any Speed."
Wall Street Journal Editorial: Safe At Any Speed.
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June 23, 2006
Advocates Applauds Michigan Governor Granholm For Vetoing Legislation Repealing Michigan's All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law in letter to Governor Granholm.
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May 24, 2006
Highway Safety Groups Urge Texas Transportation Commision To Maintain Speed Limit.
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May 16, 2006
Consumer, Health, Safety, Auto And Insurance Groups Urge House Appropriations To Fully Fund FARS and NASS Programs.
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April 12, 2006
Safety Groups Win Decision to Make Power Windoes Less Dangerous for Children, But Government Says "No" to Fail Safe Technology to Eliminate Program.
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April 6, 2006
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Urges Missouri Legislators to Maintain Existing All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law.
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March 28, 2006
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Tells Congress the Large Truck Crash Causation Study is Severely Flawed.
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March 2, 2006
Advocates Testifies Before Congress on Safety of Curbside Motorcoaches.
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February 27, 2006
Trucker Hours-of-Service Rule Creates Hazard, Allows Drivers on Road for Too Many Hours, Safety Groups and Teamsters Tell Court.
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January 31, 2006
Farmers Insurance Group Joins Board of Directors of Advocates for Highway and Auto safety.
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January 5, 2006
State Legislatures are Parking Lots for Lifesaving Traffic Safety Laws New Study Finds Most States Still Lack Basic Occupant Protection, Drunk Driving, Child Safety and Teen Driving Laws.
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December 3, 2005
US Court of Appeals Unanimously Rules in Favor of Advocates in Lawsuit Against FMCSA Rule on Entry-Level of Training for Commerial Operators.
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October 19, 2005
Advocates Supports Massachusetts HB 229 Primary Enforcement of Seat Belts.
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September 30, 2005
Advocates Statement on the Release of National Occupant Protection Survey.
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September 27, 2005
Advocates To Recognize Key Legislators for Improvements in Highway Bill.
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September 26, 2005
Advocates Files Hours of Service Final Rule Petition for Reconsideration
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August 19, 2005
Statement on FMCSA Hours of Service Rule for Truck Drivers
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August 1 , 2005
Statement on Release of Fatality Figures for 2004 Motor Vehicle Crashes.
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July 29, 2005
Advocates Lauds Congressional Leadership Upon Passage Of Extensive Highway and Auto Safety Advances.
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June 15, 2005
South Carolina Passes Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law.
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May 17, 2005
Senate Passes Transportation Bill with Strong Safety Agenda.
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May 5, 2005
Statement on Teen Driving in Connecticut with Senator Dodd.
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April 28, 2005
Statement on GAO Report on New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
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April 21, 2005
Statement on Preliminary Highway Death Data.
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April 14, 2005
Strong Auto Safety Bill Adopted by Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Commitee.
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March 17, 2005
Advocates Congratulates Passage of Teen Driver Safety Bill By the Maryland House of Delegates.
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March 9, 2005
Advocates Applauds Congressional Rejections of Anti-Truck Safety Amendments To Surface. Transportation Bill..
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December 16, 2004
Statement: As Record Number Of Families Take To The Highways This Holiday Season New Report Shows Shocking Disparity Among States In Basic Highway Safety Laws.
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December 15, 2004
Media Alert - Each State To Receive Rating Based On Progress In Adopting 14 Basic Highway Safety Laws.
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November 30, 2004
National Black Caucus of State Legislators Recognized For Highway Safety Leadership.
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November 23, 2004
Olver Amendment Retained In Omnibus Appropriations Legislation.
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October 21, 2004
Children Still At Risk: Power Window Rule Challenged By Consumer Auto And Child Safety Groups.
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October 4, 2004
3 Million Traffic Deaths and Growing.
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September 22, 2004
Victory For Safety, Congress Says NO To Unsafe Foreign Trucks.
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September 17, 2004
Congress Could Increase Seat Belt Use More Rapidly By Passing a National Seat Belt Law.
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September 15, 2004
44 U.S. Senators urge passage of life-saving motor vehicle safety provisions.
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August 25, 2004  
Advocates Demands GM Pull Ad Of Children Driving Corvettes.
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August 10, 2004 
2003 Highway Fatalities Still At Record Levels.
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July 16, 2004
Victory For Truck Safety.
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July 12, 2004
New Lou Harris Poll Shows Near Unanimous Support For Gov't Action To Improve Vehicle Safety Standards To Stem Rising Tide Of Deaths.
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July 1, 2004
Advocates Congratulates the Delaware Legislature on Becoming 50th State to Pass .08% BAC Law.
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June 18, 2004
Advocates Commends Louisiana for Reinstatement of Motorcycle Helmet Law.
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May 24, 2004
Motorcycle Helmets Make $en$e for all of us.
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May 20, 2004
Tennessee State Legislature Passes Lifesaving Seat Belt Bill.
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April 28, 2004
Highway Fatality Data Released Today - 43,220 People Killed - Highest since 1990.
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April 13, 2004
Victory in Maryland - Motorcycle Helmets Continue to Save Lives
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March 23, 2004
Lawmakers Must Enact Top 10 Auto Safety Protections. - Victims and Safety Groups Press for Passage of Vital Safety Legislation.
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February 9, 2004
Senators Warner, Clinton, DeWine and Broad-based Safety Coalition Call for Passage of National Seat Belt Legislation
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January 8, 2004
Advocates Releases State Highway Safety Laws Report
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December 10, 2003
Advocates Applauds DOT Secretary's Call to Enact National Primary Seat Belt Laws
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December 9, 2003
Senators Warner, Clinton Introduce Legislation to Enact National Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law; Coalitions Lend Support
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