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Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the .08 Percent Blood Alcohol Concentration Law
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Lifesaving limit has reduced drunk driving crashes and saved tens of thousands of lives. New countermeasures must be employed to continue to address this persistent public safety threat.

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Statement on Upcoming October Events — Teen Driver Safety Week and Halloween
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“Scary” times for teen novice drivers and trick-or-treaters can be alleviated with proven safety countermeasures and advanced vehicle safety technology.

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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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This Distracted Driving Awareness Month, education and awareness campaigns aimed at keeping drivers’ eyes on the road and their minds focused on driving are in full swing. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) supports these efforts, but they must be combined with proven countermeasures to curtail this deadly scourge on our roadways.

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Statement on 2019 and 2020 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities
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Decreases in fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes on our roadways are a step in the right direction, but we are crawling instead of sprinting toward significant reductions when proven solutions are available.

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Statement on NTSB Meeting on October 6, 2018 Limousine Crash in Schoharie, New York
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Today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting on the October 6, 2018 limousine crash in Schoharie, NY reveals failures on multiple levels that led to one of the deadliest transportation crashes our nation has ever experienced.

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Letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on National Pedestrian Safety Month
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In advance of “National Pedestrian Safety Month,” Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today sent a letter, co-signed by 12 other groups, to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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Letter in Support of Legislation to Prevent Drunk Driving
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Distribute Letter from Major Property-Casualty Insurance Companies and Trade Organizations in Support of the RIDE Act (S. 2604) to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee MADD National President…

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Statement in Opposition to the SELF DRIVE Act
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Today, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) re-introduced the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act, legislation on driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), that would perpetuate a dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving, while also restricting states’ abilities to protect their road users from this unproven technology.

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Statement on Child Passenger Safety Week
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Over the last few months, numerous reports from across the country have made it clear that our roadways have turned into risky raceways with motorists driving recklessly at excessively high speeds, while distracted or when impaired. This trend endangers all road users, especially children. During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 20-26), we urge all parents and caregivers to make certain children are best protected while on the road.

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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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Statement: Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Challenged in Federal Court by Coalition of Driver and Safety Groups
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In June, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced drastic changes to federal truck driver hours of service (HOS) rules. Under the guise of increased flexibility, the changes will further exacerbate the already well-known threat of fatigue among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers by significantly weakening current HOS rules. As such, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) have filed a petition today with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to invalidate this flawed rule. The parties are represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group.

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Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 with the mission of reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.  While a series of “pat on the back” online discussions this week will focus on progress made over the last 50 years, in reality this agency is failing to meet the moment.  Just today, the National Safety Council released statistics for the first half of 2020 showing fatality rates on our roadways are estimated to have increased 20 percent.  Clearly more can and must be done to address this disturbing and distressing uptick.

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Statement on New Research Demonstrating Proven Benefits of Crash Avoidance Technology in Large Trucks
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As we approach Labor Day, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) encourages everyone to think about the origin of the holiday which was created more than a century ago to celebrate the contributions of workers in the U.S., including those whose workplace is behind the wheel and on our roads.  Truck drivers, transit workers, passenger vehicle drivers, first responders, road maintenance and construction workers, and other essential employees all have jobs that require navigating roadways which have seen marked increases in speeding and reckless driving since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  They deserve the safest possible work environment, a goal which can be achieved in part through ensuring widespread use of proven vehicle safety technology and employing reliable countermeasures that reduce dangerous driving behavior.

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Statement: Protecting Workers on Our Roads Honors the Spirit of Labor Day
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As we approach Labor Day, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) encourages everyone to think about the origin of the holiday which was created more than a century ago to celebrate the contributions of workers in the U.S., including those whose workplace is behind the wheel and on our roads.  Truck drivers, transit workers, passenger vehicle drivers, first responders, road maintenance and construction workers, and other essential employees all have jobs that require navigating roadways which have seen marked increases in speeding and reckless driving since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  They deserve the safest possible work environment, a goal which can be achieved in part through ensuring widespread use of proven vehicle safety technology and employing reliable countermeasures that reduce dangerous driving behavior.

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Statement Commending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on Signing Lifesaving Seat Belt Upgrade
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) for signing Senate Bill (S.) 4336 / Assembly Bill (A.) 6163 into law to save lives by closing a gap in the state’s seat belt law and requiring all occupants to buckle up.

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Joint Statement Urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo To Sign Lifesaving Seat Belt Upgrade Into Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Joint Statement Urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo To Sign Lifesaving Seat Belt Upgrade Into Law S. 4336/A. 6163 will save lives, reduce injuries and…

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MEDIA ALERT: International Virtual Press Event on How Technology Can Stop Hot Car Deaths
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MEDIA ALERT: VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE & CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST   Contacts: Janette Fennell, President and Founder, KidsAndCars.org, Janette@KidsAndCars.org / 415-336-9279 (C) Amber Rollins, Director, KidsAndCars.org, Amber@KidsAndCars.org / 913-205-6973 (C) Tech Companies Demonstrate Vehicle…

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Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA-5th)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA-5th) Civil Rights Icon…

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Statement on on Enactment of H.B. 1963, Repealing Missouri’s All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Enactment of H.B. 1963, Repealing Missouri’s All-Rider…

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Public Health and Safety Advocates Call on Governor Mike Parson to Veto H.B. 1963 – Retain Missouri’s All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2020 CONTACTS: Advocates: Tara Gill / tgill@saferoads.org / 202.615.2629 MO ENA: Heath Jennings / k.heathjennings@yahoo.com / 417.593.3874 MO FACS Committee on Trauma: Chris Johnson / cjohnson@facs.org / 202.440.2560 MO Insurance Coalition: Brandon Koch / brandon@moinsurancecoalition.com…

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