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TIME AND ROOM CHANGE: On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety will release the 11th Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. This report grades states on 15 essential highway safety laws. As the report will show, 2012 highway deaths are up, yet state legislative activity on safety laws is down.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety releases the 2014 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws.
As 2012 highway deaths are up - state legislative action is down. 11th annual Roadmap Report highlights dangerous gaps in state traffic safety laws.
Please click here for the full report, click here for the press kit, and click here for the list of best and worst states.
To view the webcast of the release event, please click here.
01/22/2014 - 01:06
Public Health and Safety Leaders, Truck Drivers, Law Enforcement, and Truck Crash Victims Oppose Changing Federal Law to Allow Deadly Bigger and Heavier Trucks in Every State.
Please click here for the media advisory and here for the press release.
04/09/2014 - 08:40
Deadly special interest exemptions from federal truck safety regulations slipped into House Appropriations bill. Local and national safety, labor, environment, consumer and public health groups oppose.
Senators Booker and Blumenthal join truck crash victims' families, safety groups, law enforcement labor groups and trucking companies in opposition to attack on truck safety. Press call-in as Senate debates FY 2015 THUD Appropriations Bill this week.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety celebrates 25 years of promoting lifesaving laws and program resulting in safer vehicles, safer drivers and safer roads. Reception held on Capitol Hill honors Highway Safety Heroes, Lifetime Achievement Safety Award recipients and presents the inaugural Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Highway Safety Leadership Award. Results of a new report showing major public health and economic benefits of enacting highway and auto safety laws also announced.
Please click here for the press release, here for the full list of award recipients, and here for the full report by Dr. Ted Miller.
06/18/2014 - 08:53
Senate Commerce Subcommittee to hold hearing on truck safety on Tuesday, July 29th in the Russell Senate Office Building. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Consumer Co-Chair Joan Claybrook to testify. Media availability will occur at 2:30 p.m. prior to the hearing, outside room 253.
Please click here for the media availability and here for the full testimony.
07/29/2014 - 10:55
Advocates' President Jackie Gillan testifies before Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance during the hearing "Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."