States

Group Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 251 to upgrade New Hampshire’s Child Occupant Protection Statute

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This measure requires that children remain rear facing in a child safety seat until age two or older. Children should remain in appropriate safety seats as long as possible, until they have outgrown the seat specifications. When children are properly restrained in a child safety seat that is suitable for their age and size, their chance of being killed or seriously injured in a car crash is greatly reduced.

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New Jersey Star-Ledger Letter to the Editor on Distracted Driving

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On April 7, 2021 the New Jersey Star-Ledger published a letter to the editor by Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and New Jersey Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31st), on the issue of distracted driving.

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Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 3360/Senate Bill (SB) 248 to Upgrade South Carolina’s Distracted Driving Law

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On March 30, 2021 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill (HB) 3360/ Senate Bill (SB) 248 to upgrade South Carolina’s distracted driving law.   The legislation would broaden the current prohibition on drivers from using wireless communication devices to read, write or send text messages while operating a motor vehicle to include distracting viewing and manual use.

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Letter Opposing Assembly Bill (AB) 122 to Weaken California’s Bicycle Safety Law

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On March 30, 2021 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations opposing Assembly Bill (AB) 122.  This legislation would allow bicyclists to proceed through an intersection controlled by a stop sign without stopping if no vehicle is in the intersection or constitutes an immediate hazard to the cyclists while they are in the intersection.

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