Vehicle Safety

Statement on Memorial Day Travel and Roadway Safety

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During the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, more than 39 million people are expected to drive 50 miles or more from home, according to AAA. The predicted increase means miles traveled by car may reach near pre-pandemic levels. This forecast coupled with the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that nearly 43,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2021 must serve as a blaring cautionary alarm to all those who will be driving, biking, walking or rolling this coming weekend.

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Statement on 2021 Crash Fatalities and the Growing Public Health Crisis on U.S. Roadways

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The latest fatality estimates released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirm that our nation experienced a horrific spike of motor vehicle crash deaths on our roadways.  Last year, 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, a 10.5 percent increase from 2020, and the highest amount since 2005.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) agrees with NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff, who is calling this crisis on our roadways “urgent and preventable.”  An equally urgent response to advance vehicle and roadway safety upgrades is needed.

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Advocates Urges New York State Senate to Enact Used Car Safety Bill

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This legislation will help eliminate the dangerous and potentially deadly problem of unrepaired recalls which is especially critical as vehicle safety recalls continue to proliferate. Nearly 35 million vehicles were subject to recall in 2021, according to the latest data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Congressman Norman Mineta

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is saddened to learn of the passing of Norman Mineta.  His contributions as a member of Congress from California, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) during the George W. Bush Administration, and beyond leave an eternal safety legacy.

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