(Washington-July 25, 2023) Safety leaders, victims’ advocates and others voiced their concerns about legislation on autonomous vehicles (AVs) which does not include needed safeguards and regulations to protect all road users in advance of a hearing on legislation Wednesday, July 26, convened by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce.
With data, expertise and personal experiences, the group urged Congress not to advance legislation that will turn our Nation’s public roadways into private testing grounds and turn the public against the potential of driverless technology in the future.
- Video: Press Conference Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in response to proposed legislation on the future deployment of autonomous vehicles.
- Remarks by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
- Remarks by Christine Axsmith, Family Advocate
- Remarks by Michael Brooks, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety
- Remarks by Mike Doyle, Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets
- Remarks by Mike McGinn, Executive Director, America Walks
- Remarks by Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America
- Remarks by Armin Samii, Chair, Better Streets Lawrenceville (PA)
- Media advisory
On July 19, 2023, more than 20 organizations express concerns in a letter to Congress about legislation on autonomous vehicles that does not include needed safeguards and regulations to protect all road users on our nation’s roadways. Read the letter here.