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    Statement of Jackie Gillan, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Release of New Study, “Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015”
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    Today, the American Highway Users Alliance released a new study, “Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015, Prescriptions for Healthier Highways.”  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) supports efforts to promote healthier highways and reduce congestion.  Solving roadway bottlenecks involves adequate funding…

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    House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests
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    For Immediate Release: November 5, 2015 Contact: Beth Weaver 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests TOP TEN WORST HOUSE VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS Safety and…

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    Statement by Safety Groups to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passage of Highway Reauthorization Bill
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    REACTION BY SAFETY GROUPS TO HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION AND REFORM ACT (H.R. 3763) October 22, 2015 Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated and voted to send H.R. 3763, The Surface…

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    Statement of Jackie Gillan on National Teen Driver Safety Week
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    October 22, 2015 TODAY: U.S. House Committee to Decide Fate of Controversial Provision in Transportation Bill to Give Teens Keys to Drive Big Trucks Interstate Deadly Policy Change Coincides With “National Teen Driver Safety Week” When Public is Reminded that…

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    Advocates’ Co-Chair Joan Claybrook Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Improving Vehicle and Roadway Safety
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    Advocates’ Consumer Co-Chair, Joan Claybrook, testified this morning before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade during the hearing “Examining Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety.” After the hearing, Ms. Claybrook joined Subcommittee Ranking Member…

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    Advocates joins Reps. Schakowsky, Pallone and others to highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing
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    October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Sam Avery (Schakowsky): 202-225-2111 Christine Brennan (Pallone): 202-225-5735 Schakowsky, Pallone and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, October 21, the House…

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    Advocates Joins Sens. Wicker, Feinstein and Blumenthal to Unite in Stopping Bigger Trucks
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2015 Contact: Ryan Taylor (Wicker), 202-224-6253 Dean Lieberman (Feinstein), 202-224-9629 Sarah Zukowski (Blumenthal), 202-224-2823 Wicker, Feinstein, Blumenthal Unite to Stop Bigger Trucks Senators Joined by Coalition of Industry, Safety Advocates, Law Enforcement, and Unions WASHINGTON…

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    Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel
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    Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel By Autumn Cafiero Giusti A 29-year-old driver in Maine made headlines in August after crashing his car into a tree while attempting to take a selfie with his friends, injuring several of…

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    The Trucks Are Killing Us
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        Op-Ed Contributor The Trucks Are Killing Us (Photo: Harry Campbell) By HOWARD ABRAMSON August 21, 2015 ACCIDENTS like the one that critically injured the comedian Tracy Morgan, killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, known as Jimmy…

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    Letter to the Senate on the DRIVE Act Sent July 26th
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    Safety groups and crash victims write to the U.S. Senate. As debate continues on the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22), there is still time to include a strong safety title. Unfortunately, the changes which have been made to the bill thus…

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    Safety groups and crash victims object to “safety title” of DRIVE Act
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    Several consumer, health and safety organizations joined with victims and survivors of crashes to send a letter to the U.S. Senate outlaying grave concerns regarding the “safety title” of the highway bill. Here is a list of the “worst of…

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    New York Times Editorial: A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe
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    A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe The Opinion Pages | Editorial By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 21, 2015 Last month the House passed an appropriations bill that would put bigger trucks with overworked drivers behind the…

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    Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America, on Senate Commerce Committee Bill
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    Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America On Senate Bill 1732 and Its Failure to Address Important Safety Concerns July 20, 2015 Washington, DC — I am Jack Gillis, auto safety advocate at the Consumer Federation of America and…

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    MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: MONDAY 7/20, 10:00 AM EST
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    On Eve of Senate Debate on Surface Transportation Bill, Safety Advocates, Crash Victims’ Families, and Members of Congress to Launch Renewed Push to Adopt Pro-Safety Provisions and Dump Pro-Industry Rollbacks Partisan Bill Departs from Historical Bipartisan Senate Actions to Combat Highway Deaths…

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    MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: TUESDAY, JULY 14, 11:00 AM EST
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    On Eve of Senate Commerce Committee Markup, Highway Safety Advocacy Groups, Crash Victims and Members of Congress to Hold Media Conference Call to Expose Fatal Flaws in Chairman’s Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill For First Time in 25 Years, Separate Highway Bills Are…

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    JOINT STATEMENT: Different Version of Highway Safety Bill by Republicans and Democrats Reflect Different Vision of Public Safety Needs in Response to the Largest Vehicle Safety Recalls in History and Mounting Truck Crash Deaths and Injuries
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    Jackie Gillan, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Daphne Izer, Founder, Parents Against Tired Truckers, Jennifer Tierney, N.C. Volunteer Coordinator, Truck Safety Coalition, Joan Claybrook, Chair, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways, Jack Gillis, Director of Public Affairs, Consumer…

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    Statement of Jackie Gillan on Passage of Senate Funding Bill
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    STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE FY 2016 TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL Today, our highways became more deadly and our families less safe because…

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    Senate urged to reject special interest riders
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    CONTACT: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415 and bronrott@gmail.com MEDIA ADVISORY   Truck crash victims, law enforcement, safety advocates to join Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) as Senate is poised to consider dangerous special interest riders including “Double 33 Trailers” and “Tired Truckers” provisions passed…

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    Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Increases to Federal Truck Size and Weight Limits
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    For Immediate Release: June 17, 2015 Contact: Jody Couser (443) 703-8678, jodycouser@gmail.com State Action Comes as U.S. Senate is Poised to Consider Transportation Spending Bill, a Likely Vehicle for Anti-Truck Safety “Riders”  U.S. House Transportation Spending Bill (HR 2577) Forces Illinois and…

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    USA Today – Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view
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    Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view The Editorial Board, 7:49 p.m. EDT June 15, 2015 Federal watchdog now has the will and the leader needed for change. Congress needs to deliver the way. When the nation’s car safety…

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