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Cleveland Plain Dealer Letter to the Editor: Deadly trends on Ohio roads show why Gov. DeWine’s distracted-driving plan is needed

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Drivers should not take a Zoom meeting, watch videos or use apps while driving. All would be prohibited under the governor’s plan. I urge the Ohio General Assembly to advance DeWine’s proposal, which is supported by a strong coalition of stakeholders. Let’s work together to ensure Ohio’s roads are safer for all.

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The Hill Op-Ed: The safe and equitable road forward on autonomous vehicles starts with proven technologies to save lives

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Over the last couple of years, numerous experts and stakeholders have collaborated to develop the AV Tenets which prioritize the safety of all road users, guarantee accessibility and equity, preserve consumer and worker rights, and ensure local control and sustainable transportation. These positions, which are supported by 60 organizations representing public health and safety, labor, people with disabilities, bicyclists and pedestrians, law enforcement, equity, smart growth, and others, should be used as a basis for future policy.

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Lincoln Journal-Star Letter to the Editor: Motorcycle helmet law saving lives

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The Nebraska Legislature will once again consider repealing the all-rider motorcycle helmet law, which has been saving lives and preventing catastrophic injuries for more than 30 years.  If advanced, LB581 would severely, if not completely, nullify current protections by reducing compliance to only minors. 

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to Editor by Cathy Chase: Action Needed to Reduce Aggressive Driving

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As a Virginia resident and mother of a teenager whom I’m trying to teach how to drive safely, I greatly appreciated Opinions Editor Pamela Stallsmith’s recent editorial, “Driving during COVID-19: What’s the rush?” calling on drivers to slow down on our state’s roadways. I have witnessed firsthand the reckless driving that has become more common since the start of the pandemic.

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