FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2021
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Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Signing of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law, the U.S. Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Pete Buttigieg, must build upon this momentum. Every day 100 people are being killed in crashes, and this number is on a terrifying incline. By quickly implementing the safety provisions in this landmark legislation, the Biden Administration can be on a revolutionary forefront to require game-changing technology like automatic emergency braking, impaired driving prevention technology, and “hot cars” detection and alert systems for children in new vehicles. Failure to do so is not a viable option while motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users are at risk with every trip outside their doors.
To learn more about the safety provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act CLICK HERE.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, medical, public health, law enforcement, and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to improve road safety in the U.S. Advocates’ mission is the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that prevent motor vehicle crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and contain costs.