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MA: Bay State Should Pass Bill To Help Keep Vulnerable Children Safe on State’s Roads
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Advocates supports enactment of Senate Bill (S.) 2273 to enhance protections for child passengers by requiring them to ride in rear seats until age 13. This legislation will save lives by following best practices to ensure child passengers are restrained…

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Statement on Record July 4th Travel and Major Safety Risks on Our Roadways
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Media Contact: Shane Austin, saustin@saferoads.org 202.425.2776 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on July 4th Holiday Travel (June 27, 2024, Washington, DC) | The Fourth of July is a major car travel…

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Ahead of House Oversight Hearing Advocates Leads Safety Groups in Championing Funding Priorities
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Advocates has sent a joint letter on behalf of safety organizations to Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee ahead of tomorrow’s hearing “Oversight of the Department of Transportation’s Policies and Programs and Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request.” In…

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Advocates Leads Group Letter Identifying Critical Safety Priorities in FY 2025 THUD Appropriations
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Advocates has sent a joint letter to Members of the House Appropriations Committee in advance of the markup tomorrow (6/27) in the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies that makes the case for increased funding…

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Statement on New Q1 2024 Traffic Crash Fatality Data From NHTSA
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on New Data on 2024 Q-1 Traffic Crash Fatalities June 25, 2024 | (Washington, DC): While we are pleased traffic fatalities experienced a modest overall decline in the National Highway…

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NJ: Used Car Dealers Should Not Be Permitted to Sell Vehicles with Open Safety Recalls
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Advocates has sent a letter today to leaders of the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee opposing Senate Bill (S.) 3309/Assembly Bill (A.) 4380. This legislation includes a provision to allow dealers to sell used cars subject to an open safety…

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OH: Pass Bill That Can Improve State’s Dismal Seat Belt Usage Rate, Protect Child Passengers
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Advocates has sent a letter to the chair and vice chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives in support of House Bill (HB) 536 to upgrade the seat belt, child booster seat and child…

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READ: Letter to Sec. Buttigieg Urging Action on Final AEB Rule for New Vehicles Over 10k Pounds to Save Lives
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Advocates and 14 others have sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue the final rule without further delay to require automatic emergency braking (AEB) on new vehicles weighing greater…

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MI: Advocates Calls on Legislature to Take Action on Deadly and Costly Speeding Issue
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Advocates has sent a letter to leaders in the Michigan House and Senate in support of House Bills (HB) 4132 and 4921. HB 4132 would allow speed safety cameras in active work zones on roadways under the jurisdiction of the…

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Advocates Highlights Roadway Safety Priorities Ahead of Senate Hearing on Federal Highway Administration
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Ahead of a hearing tomorrow in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works titled “Oversight and Budget of the Federal Highway Administration” Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) has sent a letter to Committee leadership highlighting action needed…

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OK: State Senate Should Oppose Bill that Undermines Graduated Driver Licensing Law
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Advocates has stated our opposition to leadership in the Oklahoma Senate on House Bill (HB) 3191. The measure would eliminate passenger limits for novice teen drivers who have an intermediate Class D license (intermediate license) or who have a farmer’s…

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NC: Legislature Has Opportunity to Strengthen Drunk Driving Law to Save Lives
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Advocates supports House Bill (HB) 1043 to improve the ignition interlock device (IID) law by requiring Driving While Impaired (DWI) offenders to engage in a compliance based removal in order to complete the IID term. We urge the legislature to…

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NY: Advocates Urges Passage of Distraction Bill to Help Keep School Bus Drivers Focused on Safety
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Advocates supports enactment of Senate Bill (S.) 9559. This legislation will improve safety by prohibiting school bus drivers from using mobile telephones while driving when students are on board. Current law permits hands-free use of mobile devices. Hands-free is not…

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CO: Advocates Calls on Gov. Polis to Sign HB 1055 That Improves Child Passenger Safety Law
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HB 1055 will improve the current child passenger safety law by increasing the ages of requirements for rear-facing safety seats, booster seats, and seat belts or child restraints. In addition, the legislation will require children under nine years of age…

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Media Advisory: Advocates and Survivor of a Crash Involving a Partial Driving Automation System Available for Comment Regarding Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Roadway Safety
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May 21, 2024 Media Contact: Shane Austin saustin@saferoads.org or 202.425.2776 MEDIA ADVISORY Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and Survivor of a Crash Involving a Partial Driving Automation System Available for Comment Regarding Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Roadway Safety…

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Nearly 150 Crash Survivors and Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones Ask Senate Committee to Prioritize Proven Safety Solutions
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“Our families have endured the loss of a loved one or sustained serious, lifelong injuries as a result of preventable motor traffic crashes and incidents. And, we are far from alone. More than 42,000 people were killed, and nearly 2.4…

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Advocates Submits Letter Outlining Solutions to Roadway Safety Crisis, AV Concerns Ahead of Senate Hearing
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On Tuesday May 21, 2024 the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports is holding a hearing titled “Examining the Roadway Safety Crisis and Highlighting Community Solutions.” Ahead of the hearing, Advocates has submitted a letter to the…

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Advocates Releases Report Showing $1,250 in Savings Per Dollar Invested by Auto Insurers
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Advocates commissioned a report by Ted Miller, PhD of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) that analyzes our impact over the past 34 years, with emphasis on our contribution to the reduction of roadway deaths and injuries and…

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VT: Advocates Calls on Gov. Scott to Sign S. 184 to Address High Percentage of Speed-Related Crash Fatalities
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Vermont has one of the highest speeding-related traffic fatality rates in the country. In 2021, 30 people were killed on Vermont’s roads, and 41 percent of the crash fatalities involved speeding. Comparatively, speeding was a factor in 29 percent of…

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Remembering Our Beloved Team Member Allison Kennedy One Year After Her Passing
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May 10, 2024 | (Washington, DC): Today marks one year since Allison Kennedy passed. We miss her vivaciousness, sense of humor, keen intellect, and dedication to our safety mission. We send Brian, Kit, Cal, Erin, Mike and her entire family…

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Safety Success! NY: Statement on the Signing of Sammy’s Law by Governor Kathy Hochul
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on the Signing of Sammy’s Law by Governor Kathy Hochul May 9, 2024 | (Brooklyn, NY): Today, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed Sammy’s Law, which permits…

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HI: Advocates Requests Governor Sign Speed Safety Camera Legislation
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Advocates wrote to Governor Josh Green asking him to sign into law SB 2443/HB 2267. This important legislation will authorize Hawaii to employ speed safety cameras where red light cameras are present, and benefit from this proven, lifesaving technology to…

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CA: Advocates Urges Appropriations Committee to Support GDL Improvement
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Advocates wrote to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations urging the committee to support Assembly Bill (AB) 2385. This vital legislation will improve California’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law by requiring older teen and young adult novice drivers up to age…

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Advocates Leads Coalition in Funding Push for NHTSA in FY 2025 THUD Budget
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Advocates and a group of coalition partners have sent letters to House and Senate appropriators making the case for funding levels that will help the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fulfill its safety mission in the Fiscal Year 2025…

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Statement on Final Rule to Require Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection for All New Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement on Final Rule to Require Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection for All New Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks Action by Bipartisan Congress and Biden Administration will save hundreds of lives, thousands of injuries, and…

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IA: Advocates Asks Gov. Reynolds to Veto Bill That Weakens GDL Law & Makes Roadways Less Safe
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Advocates urges Governor Kim Reynolds to veto Senate File (SF) 2109. This measure expands an exemption to the graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for a special minors’ restricted license and will increase the number of inexperienced and unsupervised drivers on…

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CA: Advocates Calls on California to Strengthen GDL Law
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Advocates urges California to enact Assembly Bill (AB) 2385. This legislation will improve California’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law by requiring older teen and young adult novice drivers up to age 21 to participate in the state’s GDL program. AB…

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AL: Advocates Asks Senate Leaders to Consider Changes to Improve Child Passenger Safety Bill
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Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. An average of over three children under age 14 were killed and about 445 were injured every day in traffic crashes in 2021 – amounting…

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Letter from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) for House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Roundtable, April 16, 2024, “Artificial Intelligence in Transportation.”
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Please see the letter that Advocates submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in advance of the April 16, 2024, Roundtable, “Artificial Intelligence in Transportation.” While Advocates supports the deployment of technology verified by independent research to prevent crashes…

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CA: State Legislature Has Major Opportunity to Deter Drunk Driving
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Advocates supports Assembly Bill (AB) 2210 to require ignition interlock devices (IID) for all first time convicted drunk drivers, giving California the opportunity to join the 35 states and Washington, DC that have made their roads safer by enacting an…

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MD: Advocates Applauds State Assembly for Big Safety Win
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“With the passage of HB 105, the Maryland General Assembly has taken a giant step forward in protecting all road users in the state from drunk drivers by closing the loophole in Noah’s Law. Requiring IIDs for all convicted drunk…

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Advocates Sends Letter Opposing Dangerous Truck Weight Increases
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During the March 21, 2024, hearing of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit entitled, Rural Transportation Challenges: Stakeholder Perspectives, recently introduced legislation, the Modernizing Operations for Vehicles in Emergencies Act (MOVE Act), H.R. 7496, was…

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LA: Advocates Leads Coalition in Strong Opposition to Motorcycle Helmet Repeal Bill
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Advocates and a group of leading public health and safety organizations and allied organizations have registered their opposition to House Bill 317 which would repeal Louisiana’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law. Louisiana has repealed its all-rider helmet law in the past…

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VT: Advocates Calls on State House to Address High Rate of Speed-Related Traffic Fatalities
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Ahead of a hearing tomorrow (4/2), Advocates has sent a letter to leadership in the Vermont House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation, asking them to advance Senate Bill (S.) 184. The legislation would create an automated speed enforcement (ASE) pilot…

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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Distracted Driving Awareness Month (March 29, 2024, Washington, DC) | April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, yet every day on our roadways is replete with…

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LA: Advocates Urges a NO Vote on Dangerous Motorcycle Helmet Repeal Bill
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House Bill (HB 317) would repeal Louisiana’s Lifesaving All-Rider Helmet Law. Motorcycles are the most hazardous form of motor vehicle transportation, and fatalities are rising. In 2021, 5,932 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S., the most on record. 81 of…

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CT: Advocates Leads Call to lower BAC to .05 and Deter Drunk Driving
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In 2021, there were 298 fatalities on state roads, and 38 percent of those (112) involved drunk driving. In addition, Connecticut incurred $6.1 billion in economic harm, which is equivalent to $1,712 per resident each year, due to motor vehicle…

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Statement on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Partial Driving Automation Safeguard Ratings
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Inaugural Partial Driving Automation Safeguard Ratings Washington, DC, March 12, 2024 | Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway…

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Statement on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Partial Driving Automation Safeguard Ratings
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Inaugural Partial Driving Automation Safeguard Ratings Washington, DC, March 12, 2024 | Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway…

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IL: Illinois Should Pass Lifesaving All-Rider Helmet Law
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Motorcyclist fatalities are up 18 percent since 2012 in Illinois and at record levels nationally. We support HB 5620 which would require all motorcycle operators and passengers to utilize the lifesaving protection of helmets. According to a report by the…

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OH: Advocates Warns Against Reducing the Minimum Driving Age
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Advocates opposes HB 395 which would reduce the minimum driving age by six months to 15 years old and increase the number of inexperienced drivers on Ohio roads. If enacted fatal crashes would increase by seven percent and total collision…

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AZ: Advocates Opposes Automated Enforcement Ban Bill
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Advocates is speaking out against SB 1003 which would prohibit automated enforcement in Arizona. Automated enforcement is a proven traffic safety tool. Speed cameras reduce the likelihood a crash results in a fatal or incapacitating injury by 19 percent while…

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NY: Advocates Urges New York Leaders to Enact Sammy’s Law
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Advocates is calling on New York leaders to enact “Sammy’s Law” as part of this year’s budget process. This measure will improve safety by permitting New York City to decrease speed limits from 25 to 20 miles per hour (mph)…

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HI: Advocates Leads Call for YES Vote in State Senate to Lower BAC to .05%, Save Lives
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Advocates is leading a group of safety and public health organizations calling on members of the Hawaii State Senate to vote YES on Senate Bill (SB) 2384 which would lower the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to .05 percent.…

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LA: Advocates Heralds Passage of Lifesaving Drunk Driving Law in Louisiana
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement on Passage of Senate Bill (SB) 7 to Upgrade Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Law for Drunk Drivers This Safety Victory Will Save Lives in Louisiana March 1, 2024 | Yesterday, the Louisiana State Legislature passed Senate…

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MI: Advocates Supports Improving Child Passenger Safety
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Advocates wrote to Senate leaders in support of House Bill (HB) 4511 to establish protections for child passengers. HB 4511 will improve child passenger safety by requiring children to be restrained in a rear-facing safety seat until at least age…

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MN: House Should Advance Use of Crucial Technology to Reduce Fatalities
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34 percent of all fatal crashes in Minnesota in 2021 were speeding related, causing 167 fatalities. Senate File (SF) 2026/House File (HF) 2098 would authorize the state and localities to utilize automated speed enforcement (ASE), also known as speed safety…

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LA: House Members Should Vote YES on Senate Bill 7 to Help Prevent Drunk Driving
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In Louisiana, ignition interlock devices (IIDs) have stopped 164,535 attempts to drive with a BAC of 0.08 or higher since 2006. In 2022 alone, IIDs stopped 13,339 attempts to drive with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. The technology is…

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NE: Advocates Pushes For Bill Upgrading Distracted Driving Law to Primary Enforcement
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Wireless communication device distraction, which includes manual, visual and cognitive components, is a serious issue contributing to crashes. In 2022, there were an estimated 250 traffic fatalities in Nebraska according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving…

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HI: Ahead of Senate Hearing, Advocates Pushes for Action on .05 BAC
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Drunk driving is a deadly and costly threat to Hawaii families. In 2021, there were 94 fatalities on state roads, and 30 percent of those (24) involved drunk driving. In addition, Hawaii incurred $580 million in economic harm due to…

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IA: Advocates Speaks Out on Efforts to Weaken State’s GDL Laws
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Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of teens in the United States. In fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly three times as high for 16- to 19-year-olds as it is for ages 20 and over.…

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WA: Advocates Leads Call for YES Vote in state Senate to Lower BAC to .05%, Save Lives
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Advocates is leading a group of safety and public health organizations calling on members of the Washington State Senate to vote YES on Senate Bill (SB) 5002 which would lower the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to .05 percent.…

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KY: A YES Vote on HB 192 Will Improve Safety in Active Highway Work Zones
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Vote YES to Advance HB 192 to Improve Safety in Active Highway Work Zones The Dangerous, Deadly and Costly Problem: In 2021, there were 806 fatalities on Kentucky roads. The Bluegrass State incurred $6.2 billion in economic harm due to…

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NH: State Has Major Opportunity to Protect Children in Motor Vehicles
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Improperly restrained children traveling in vehicles present a serious yet fixable public health problem. An average of over three children under age 14 were killed and about 445 were injured every day in traffic crashes in 2021 – amounting to…

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MD: Advocates Asks Legislature to Address Speeding Related Crashes
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Speed is a major contributor to crashes in Maryland. In 2021, of the 561 traffic fatalities in the state, 30 percent (168) were speeding related. Moreover, urban areas in Maryland are particularly at risk as 91 percent of the state’s…

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HI: No Time to Waste in Passing Bills to Lower BAC to .05%
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Drunk driving is a major factor in motor vehicle crashes in Hawaii, accounting for 30 percent of fatalities. Advocates, along with coalition partners have endorsed House Bill 1935 and Senate Bill 2384 and urged lawmakers to move swiftly toward passage.…

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VA: Advocates Stands in Strong Opposition to Bill that Weakens Drunk Driving Prevention Tools
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Advocates has joined over a dozen partners in opposition to H.B. 1299 which would significantly weaken the Commonwealth’s ignition interlock program and lessen the effectiveness of this proven countermeasure that prevents drunk driving. Read letter to Del. Vivian Watts, Chair…

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HI: Advocates Calls for Urgent Action as Aloha State Ranks First in Speed-Related Fatalities
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Advocates sent a letter today to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Hawaii House Committee on Transportation calling for enactment of HB 2267/SB 2443 that would authorize the state and its counties to utilize automated speed enforcement (ASE) on…

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WA: Advocates Goes on Record in Support of House Bill that Lowers BAC Limit to .05%
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Advocates sent a letter today to the Chair and Vice Chair of the House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee of the Washington State Legislature in support of House Bill (HB) 2196. The legislation will lower the per se limit…

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Statement on IIHS Booster Seat Ratings, Action Needed to Protect Child Passengers
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2024 Booster Seat Rankings Washington, DC, January 24, 2024 | Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)…

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NE: Advocates Sounds Alarm on Efforts to Further Weaken Motorcycle Helmet Laws
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Motorcycles are the most hazardous form of motor vehicle transportation, and fatalities are rising. Efforts in the Nebraska Legislature with Legislative Bill (LB) 1004 will raise the risk of death from crashes by further weakening requirements for passengers to wear…

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NE: Ahead of Hearing, Advocates Champions Bill to Tackle Distracted Driving Crisis
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Ahead of a hearing in the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee of the Nebraska Legislature tomorrow, Advocates has urged lawmakers to support Legislative Bill (LB) 1033, which would improve safety on Nebraska roads by upgrading the state’s distracted driving law to…

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WA: Advocates Leads Efforts in Olympia to Reduce BAC Limit to .05%
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The Washington State Legislature can make an impactful change by adopting Senate Bill 5002 and HB 2916 to reduce the statewide blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit from 0.08 to 0.05. The 0.05 policy is data-driven, an international standard and proven…

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MD: Advocates Makes it Loud and Clear That Closing “Noah’s Law” Loophole Will Save Lives
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As Maryland’s 2024 Legislative session begins, a coalition of traffic safety organizations is calling on the legislature to pass legislation to close the loophole in “Noah’s Law,” ensuring that all DUI offenders in Maryland are required to install an ignition…

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NJ: After Years-Long Advocacy Effort, Gov. Murphy Signs Law Improving State’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program
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Advocates and our partners at NJM Insurance Group and Selective Insurance thank Gov. Phil Murphy (D) for signing Senate Bill (S.) 2789/Assembly Bill (A.) 3793 into law today. This action will improve New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program, making roads…

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Letter: Advocates Spearheads Letter Urging House & Senate Leadership to Oppose Anti-Safety Provisions in THUD Funding Bill
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A dozen safety groups, including Advocates, sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership today calling on them to reject anti-safety provisions and riders to FY 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) funding bill. Read…

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Letter: Oppose Anti-Safety Provisions in FY 2024 THUD Funding Legislation
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Advocates calls on House and Senate leadership to reject anti-safety provisions and riders in FY 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) funding legislation. Proven solutions that prevent crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and contain costs must…

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Letter: Urging Governor Murphy to Sign S 2789/A 3793 on GDL Improvement
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Advocates urges New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to sign Senate Bill (S.) 2789/ Assembly Bill (A.) 3793 into law.  This legislation will improve the state’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law by requiring supervised driving hours for novice teen and young…

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NJ: Advocates Urges NJ Assembly to Advance Bills to Upgrade GDL Safety Today
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PA: Statement on Enactment of HB 1284 (Automated Enforcement)
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Enactment of HB 1284 (Automated Enforcement) in Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C. | December 15, 2023) Advocates applauds the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor Josh Shapiro (D) for enacting House…

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Letter: House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Oversight Hearing on IIJA
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The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit is holding a hearing on December 13, 2023: “Oversight of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Modal Perspectives.” With deaths and injuries on our Nation’s roads at historically…

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Letter on NJ S 2789/A 3793
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Advocates urged the New Jersey General Assembly to bring this to the floor for a vote before the 2022-2023 legislative session concludes.  This legislation will improve the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for novice drivers by requiring supervised driving hours…

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Statement on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Impaired Driving Prevention Technology
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Impaired Driving Prevention Technology (Washington, D.C. | December 12, 2023) Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an Advance…

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Letter on FL SB 260
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Advocates urges support for Florida Senate Bill (SB) 260 to require ignition interlock devices (IIDs) during the license suspension period for suspected drunk drivers who refuse a breath test. Read the full letter here.    

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Letter on Massachusetts Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Bill
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Advocates urges the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to support S 1521/H 2395.  This bill would upgrade Massachusetts’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants. Read the full letter here.  

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Letter: Urging Support For Massachusetts H 2318
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Advocates urges the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to support H 2318.  This bill would improve safety for the youngest vehicle occupants by requiring that children remain in a rear facing safety seat until at least…

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MEDIA ALERT: 2024 Roadmap to Safety Report To Be Released on December 5, 2023
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2024 “Roadmap to Safety” Report to Rate 50 States & DC on Passage of 16 Essential Traffic Safety Laws to Curb Historically High Roadway Deaths Safety Advocates to Unveil “Best & Worst States” and New “How-To Guide” for State and Federal Action to…

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Statement on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Today, on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, we honor and remember the millions of lives lost to…

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Statement on Group Letter to Sec. Buttigieg urging action on second anniversary of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
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Statement from Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Group Letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Urging Action on the Second Anniversary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates),…

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Letter Urging Support of Michigan HB 4132
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Advocates urges the Michigan Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to support HB 4132.  This bill would permit automated enforcement (AE), a proven and lifesaving technology, to deter speeding in active work zones on roads under the jurisdiction of the Michigan…

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Statement on Dangerous and Deadly Amendments to H.R. 4820 (U.S. DOT Funding Bill)
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Dangerous and Deadly Amendments to H.R. 4820 (U.S. Department of Transportation Funding Bill) (Washington, D.C. | November 8, 2023) In an appalling move, the U.S. House of…

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Letter: Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Hearing
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Advocates’ letter for Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Hearing on November 7, 2023. Read here.  

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Statement: Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments to H.R. 4820 which Will Endanger All Road Users
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Anti-Safety Amendments to H.R. 4820 (Department of Transportation Funding Bill) which Will Endanger All Road Users (Washington, D.C. | November 6, 2023) This week, the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Letter: Oppose Massie Amendment to Defund HALT Act in House THUD Appropriations Bill
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Advocates, along with our coalition partners, urges U.S. House members to oppose offered amendment #60/rule #20 –introduced by Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) – for inclusion in the FY2024 House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill,…

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Letter: Urging Support for Massachusetts H 3393
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Advocates urges the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee to support H 3393. This vital bill would authorize up to ten cities to participate in a pilot program for automated enforcement (AE) to deter dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding and red…

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URGENT: Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments to House THUD Bill
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Advocates urges opposition to anti-safety amendments to the House THUD bill, including #s 20 and 93. Read the full list of anti-safety amendments and sections here.      

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Letter on Wisconsin SB 150
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Advocates urges support for Wisconsin Senate Bill (SB) 150 to increase use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs), a proven lifesaving device. Read the full letter here.

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Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments in HR 4820
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Transportation Funding Bill Should Not be Used to Compromise Traffic Safety Especially as Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities and Injuries are at Historical Highs Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments to and Sections in HR 4820 We urge you to OPPOSE amendments to HR…

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Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments to Senate Minibus
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Transportation Funding Bill Should Not be Used to Compromise Traffic Safety Especially as Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities and Injuries are at Historic Highs Oppose Anti-Safety Amendments to and Sections in S. Amdt. 1092 to HR 4366 – the “Minibus” We…

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40+ Orgs & Companies Urge Action on Impaired Driving Tech Rule
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More than 40 Organizations and Companies Send Letter to DOT Sec. Buttigieg Urging Action on Advanced Impaired Driving Tech Rule.  Read the group letter here.

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Statement on the Passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein
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Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (Washington, D.C. | September 29, 2023) Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: “Advocates is saddened to learn of the passing of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. To say Senator Feinstein…

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Statement: October National Safety Calendar and Halloween 2023
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on October National Safety Calendar and Halloween 2023 Pedestrian Safety Month | Teen Driver Safety Week | School Bus Safety Week  (Washington, D.C. | September 29, 2023) October…

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Statement on New 2023 First Half Projected Roadway Fatalities Data
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on New 2023 Projected Roadway Fatalities Data (Washington, D.C. | September 28, 2023) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new estimates for traffic fatalities in the first…

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Letter: Advocates joins leading traffic safety organizations to call for NYS to adopt .05% BAC.
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  Advocates joins other leading traffic safety organizations to call for New York to adopt a .05 BAC law. Read full letter here.  

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Letter on Pennsylvania SB 748 and HB 1284
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Advocates’ letter to the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee on Senate Bill (SB) 748 and House Bill (HB) 1284. Read full letter here.        

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Letter: On Pennsylvania Distracted Driving Bill SB 37
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Advocates provided input on Senate Bill (SB) 37 which would make changes to Pennsylvania’s distracted driving law. Read full letter here.    

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Statement on IIHS Minivan Rear Seat Safety Test Ratings
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on IIHS Minivan Rear Seat Safety Test Ratings (Washington, D.C. | September 19, 2023) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a report showing second-row passenger seat protection in frontal…

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Statement on Proven Protections for Child Passengers and Road Users
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Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: Child Passenger Safety Week 2023 | September 17-23 

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Letter Urging CA Gov. Newsom to Sign AB 645 on Automated Enforcement
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Advocates urges California Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign into law Assembly Bill (AB) 645. This bill would authorize six cities to establish a pilot program for automated enforcement (AE), a proven and lifesaving technology, to deter speeding, a leading killer…

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Statement of Catherine Chase, President, on “The Future of Automated Commercial Motor Vehicles”
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Testimony before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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