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Letter in Support of Assembly Bill (A) 1354/Senate Bill (S) 1963 to Upgrade New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law
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This legislation would improve the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for novice drivers by requiring supervised driving hours and extending the examination and special learner’s permit holding period for novice teen and young adult drivers.

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Letter to Wyoming Joint Committee on Transportation and Highways on Senate File (SF) 11: Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Legislation
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As representatives of leading public health and safety organizations, we support passage of Senate File (SF) 11, legislation that will upgrade Wyoming’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants. A comprehensive seat belt law is vital to overcome the public health epidemic of traffic fatalities and injuries and to ensure the health and safety of Wyoming families and visitors who travel on state roads.

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Statement on Proposed Truck Driver Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) opposes a new pilot program announced today that would further erode minimum protections to curb the well-known public safety threat of truck driver fatigue.  This proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), announced just days before the start of a new administration, would threaten public safety at a time when truck crashes claim far too many lives and cause lifelong debilitating injuries.

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Statement on Autonomous Vehicles Rule
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Today’s action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is the culmination of a preoccupation with kowtowing to the auto industry’s priority of removing so-called regulatory barriers in order to facilitate the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While we expected nothing less, this misdirection should not go unnoticed or overlooked.

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Letter to the North Dakota Senate Transportation Committee on Senate Bill (SB) 2121: Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Legislation
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and KidsAndCars.org support passage of Senate Bill (SB) 2121, legislation that will upgrade North Dakota’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants. A comprehensive seat belt law is vital to overcome the public health epidemic of traffic fatalities and injuries and to ensure the health and safety of North Dakota families and visitors who travel on state roads.

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Statement on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) AV TEST Initiative Announcement
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Less than two weeks before the Biden-Harris Administration takes office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took one more opportunity today to tout a voluntary, and essentially useless, program that purports to provide meaningful information on autonomous vehicle (AV) testing, but in fact does nothing of the kind.

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PRESS RELEASE: Following Deadlier Than Expected 2020, New Highway Safety Report Provides Solutions State Legislatures Can Take Action on as 2021 Sessions Kick Off
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In 2020, impaired and distracted driving increased, and seat belt use decreased, contributing to a higher overall fatality rate in the first half of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and news reports from around the country.  In the Report, Advocates urges states to “Change this Picture in 2021,” by enacting 16 recommended optimal highway safety laws.

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Statement: Two-Year Anniversary of a Horrific Drunk Driving Tragedy Marked by Re-Commitment by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) to Take Action
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On the two-year anniversary of the deadly impaired driving crash that killed Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children, family members and friends joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to recommit to advancing proven drunk driving prevention technology in all new cars.

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Letter to the Editor: Utah sets an example for keeping our roads safe
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We couldn’t agree more with the December 29th editorial, “Utah’s 0.05% DUI law turns 2, and it’s time other states follow suit.”  The shameful scare tactics of certain members of the alcohol and hospitality industry about the gloom and doom this law would foist upon tourism unsurprisingly have rung hollow.

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MEDIA ALERT: Report Card to Rate 50 States and DC on Passage of Essential Traffic Safety Laws
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Advocates will call on state lawmakers to use this new report as a roadmap during their 2021 legislative sessions to pass proven, effective laws that will reverse this trajectory and reduce the more than 36,600 deaths and 2.7 million injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes annually.

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Statement on Release of 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Data
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While today’s report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a slight two percent decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities during 2019, 36,096 people were killed and an additional 2.74 million people were injured on our Nation’s roadways.  This is completely unacceptable – especially considering proven safety technologies are available and lifesaving laws could be enacted in all states.

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Statement
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While the winter holidays certainly will be different this year because of COVID-19, an unfortunate constant is a predictable increase in preventable motor vehicle crashes. This National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is calling for swift action to advance proven technological and legislative solutions.

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Statement on House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Staff Report on Booster Seat Safety
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On New Booster Seat Safety Report   Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates)…

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Letter to Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on “The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 Vaccine”
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While our Nation continues to suffer the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we are grateful for your attention to this vital part of the relief effort.  As leaders of organizations with public health and safety missions, we appreciate the goal of ensuring that vaccines expeditiously reach the public.  It is also imperative that safety on our roads remains a key priority.  The objectives of transporting vaccines efficiently and safely must not be mutually exclusive.

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Press Release: Comprehensive Approach to People-First Autonomous Vehicle Policy Supported by Coalition of More Than 55 Groups
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Speaker Contact List: Autonomous Vehicle Tenets Release Briefing
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Media Alert: Diverse Coalition of Stakeholders to Outline a Path Forward on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation that Puts People First
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Statement on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Study on Partial Automation and Driver Disengagement
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A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that drivers tend to disengage more frequently from the driving task as they develop trust in partial automation systems like adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lane centering assist (LCA).

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Statement on on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Request for Information on Technology to Prevent Impaired Driving
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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 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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