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Capitol Hill Briefing on Drug-Impaired Driving to be held on Nov. 21
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On Thursday, November 21, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will host an expert panel discussion on the subject of drug-impaired driving.  The briefing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, at 2pm EST.  To…

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Protecting Roadside First Responders Act
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On October 24, 2019, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Protecting Roadside First Responders Act of 2019, which aims to reduce tragic incidents involving law enforcement officers and others being hit…

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Statement on 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes   36,560 people killed in…

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Statement on National Teen Driver Safety Week
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On National Teen Driver Safety Week States must take action to…

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Advocates Call for Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) / pdaniels@saferoads.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2019 Advocates Call for Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) U.S. NCAP is out of date and outpaced by existing technology, and by NCAPs…

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NCAP at 40: Time to Return to Excellence
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On October 17, 2019 former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Joan Claybrook and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released a paper titled: “NCAP at 40: Time to Return to Excellence.”  The report recounts the history of the New Car…

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Statement of Joan Claybrook on Legislation to Require Passive Alcohol Detection Systems
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On Wednesday October 16, 2019, Joan Claybrook, President Emeritus of Public Citizen and Board Member of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety delivered remarks at a press conference in support of the RIDE Act, a bill introduced by Sen. Tom…

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Support Letter from Leading Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Organizations on Hot Cars Legislation
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On Monday, October 15, a group of leading property/casualty insurance companies and organizations sent THIS LETTER to congressional leaders in support of the Hot Cars Act of 2019.

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Media Alert: Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019 CONTACT:   Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 202-408-1711 or 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org   MEDIA ALERT: PRESS CONFERENCE Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) U.S. NCAP is out of date and…

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Statement on Child Passenger Safety Week
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For Immediate Release: September 13, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Immediate Opportunities to Protect Children in Cars By Advancing Essential State &…

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Demonstration of Technology That Prevents Hot Car Deaths
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CONTACT:   Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety 202-408-1711 or 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org Janette Fennell, KidsAndCars.org, 415-336-9279, Janette@KidsAndCars.org Amber Rollins, KidsAndCars.org, 913-205-6973, amber@KidsAndCars.org   MEDIA ALERT: DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNOLOGY THAT PREVENTS HOT CAR DEATHS Wednesday, September 18, 2019  …

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Statement on Automakers’ Announcement Regarding Unenforceable, Voluntary Agreement on Rear Seat Occupant Alert Technology
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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President,  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Automakers’ Announcement Regarding Unenforceable, Voluntary Agreement on Rear Seat Occupant Alert Technology  …

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Labor Day 2019 Statement
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For Immediate Release: August 29, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Labor Day Weekend 2019: What you need to know about highway & auto safety laws heading into a busy and dangerous holiday on our…

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Coalition Letter to Congress on Regulating Automated Vehicles
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On August 23, 2019 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and a coalition of vehicle safety, public health, bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, transportation, smart growth, consumer, environmental, first responder, disability, advocates, and cities, sent THIS LETTER to Congress on regulating…

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Statement on Enactment of All-Offender Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Law in New Jersey
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For Immediate Release: Friday August 23, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President,  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Enactment of All-Offender Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Law In New Jersey Vital Action…

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Back to School Statement on Legislation to Improve School Bus Safety
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For Immediate Release: Thursday August 22, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Back to School 2019: Many Children are Riding in School Buses that Lack Basic Protections Over the next few weeks, millions of…

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Statement on Proposed Changes to Commercial Truck Safety Regulations
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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President,  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Proposed Changes to Commercial Truck Safety Regulations   Latest effort to…

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Legislation Introduced to Improve School Bus Safety
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FROM THE OFFICE OF REP. STEVE COHEN (D-TN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bartholomew Sullivan 202.225.3265 July 25, 2019 Congressman Cohen, Senator Duckworth Introduce School Bus Safety Act Implements commonsense recommendations from NTSB   WASHINGTON – As summer vacations draw to…

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Statement Following House Hearing “Legislation to Make Cars in America Safer”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels, 202-408-1711, 301-442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Holds Important Hearing on Hot Cars Act of 2019 (H.R. 3593), PARK IT Act (H.R. 3145)…

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Statement for House Hearing “Legislation to Make Cars in America Safer”
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STATEMENT OF CATHERINE CHASE PRESIDENT, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY ON  “LEGISLATION TO MAKE CARS IN AMERICA SAFER” SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE JULY 24, 2019 CLICK…

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