Vehicle Safety

OPPOSE LB 378: Repealing Nebraska’s Motorcycle Helmet Law Would be a Deadly and Costly Mistake

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Background: Nearly each year efforts are mounted to repeal Nebraska’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law and this year is no exception.  Legislature Bill (LB) 378 is pending and, if enacted, will repeal the state’s all-rider helmet law.  Thanks to your past…

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Letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for 2/7/19 Hearing – Put Safety First

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This letter was sent to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the hearing on February 7, 2019, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait”.  The letter is signed by stakeholders representing…

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Joint Statement on ELD Exemption Denials

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (the Trucking Alliance) applaud the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for denying 10 exemption requests from the electronic logging device (ELD) regulation.  This common-sense, lifesaving rule requires trucks to be equipped with an ELD to track a driver’s on-duty time.

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Advocates’ Summary of Revised AV START Act Draft

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) prepared the following analysis of the revised staff draft of the AV START Act (S. 1885).  Like previous versions of this legislation, the revised draft allows companies to be given excessive exemptions from federal safety standards; lacks minimum performance requirements for the “vision of driverless cars”, electronics systems, cybersecurity and driver engagement; contains language that prevents states and localities from adequately protecting their citizens; and, lacks needed government oversight and industry accountability.

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