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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 Louisiana has repealed its all-rider helmet law in the past…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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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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Read letter here.

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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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Oppose Anti-Safety Trucking Provisions in THUD Bill, S.2437
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Oppose Anti-Safety Trucking Provisions in THUD Bill, S.2437. Truck safety needs to be improved, NOT weakened. We urge you to OPPOSE Sections 127, 131 and 132 in FY 2024 THUD Bill, S.2437

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Letter: Urging Support for California AB 645 on Automated Enforcement
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Advocates urges the California State Legislature Senate Appropriations Committee to support AB 645. This vital bill would authorize six cities, including Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, to establish a Speed Safety System Pilot Program…

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Statement: Labor Day Weekend Road Travel
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Labor Day Weekend Road Travel (Washington, DC | August 29, 2023) Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end to summer and a celebration of workers, is…

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Statement on NHTSA NPRM on Front Passenger and Rear Seat Belt Reminders
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to require passenger vehicles be equipped with seat belt use warning systems for the right front seat passenger and passengers in the rear seats. The current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) (208) only requires a seat belt warning for the driver’s seat.  Extending these protections to all seating positions is urgently needed.

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America Walks: Safer Fleets Challenge
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How Adopting Intelligent Speed Assistance Can Make Your Communities Safer America Walks Safer Fleets Challenge calls on cities and towns to install Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) on their fleets. What is ISA ISA is a vehicle-based technology that can preclude…

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Statement on National Stop On Red Week 2023
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This first full week of August is “National Stop on Red Week,” a reminder for all drivers to obey all traffic lights. More than 1,100 people were killed in crashes that involved red light running in 2021, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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Press Conference: Need for Autonomous Vehicles Regulations | July 25, 2023
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(Washington-July 25, 2023) Safety leaders, victims’ advocates and others voiced their concerns about legislation on autonomous vehicles (AVs) which does not include needed safeguards and regulations to protect all road users in advance of a hearing on legislation Wednesday, July…

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Remarks by Cathy Chase, President, on Autonomous Vehicle Safety | July 25, 2023
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Remarks by Cathy Chase, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety July 25, 2023 Safety leaders, victims’ advocates and others will voice their concerns about legislation on autonomous vehicles (AVs) which does not include needed safeguards and regulations to protect…

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Media Advisory: Press Conference on Proposed Legislation on Autonomous Vehicles
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  ****MEDIA ADVISORY*** Virtual Press Conference   Tuesday, July 25, 2023 | 11:30 AM EST LOCATION: Please register here. TOPIC: Safety leaders, victims’ advocates and others will voice their concerns about legislation on autonomous vehicles (AVs) which does not include needed…

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More than 20 Organizations Express Concerns to Congress about Legislation on Autonomous Vehicles that Does Not Include Needed Safeguards and Regulations to Protect All Road Users
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than 20 Organizations Express Concerns to Congress about Legislation on Autonomous Vehicles that Does Not Include Needed Safeguards and Regulations to Protect All Road Users on our Nation’s Roadways (Washington, DC-July 19, 2023) More than 20…

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More than 20 organizations express concerns in a letter to Congress about legislation on AVs
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More than 20 organizations express concerns in a letter to Congress about legislation on autonomous vehicles that does not include needed safeguards and regulations to protect all road users on our nation’s roadways. Read the full letter here.    …

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Video: Advocates Outlines Comments on NHTSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AEB for Light Vehicles
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Watch the video here: Advocates Outlines Comments on NHTSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AEB for Light Vehicles

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Advocates opposes Anti-Safety Truck Sections in FY 2024 THUD Bill
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Large truck crashes killed nearly 5,800 people in 2021. Fatalities involving large truck crashes have increased 66 percent since 2009. Truck driving is identified as one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

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Advocates’ Statement On New Data Revealing More than 12,000 People Killed in Speeding-Related Crashes
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Statement: (Washington, D.C. | July 10, 2023) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new data on the tremendously deadly impact of speeding. In 2021, 12,330 people were killed in speeding-related crashes, nearly a third of the nearly 43,000 people killed on our Nation’s roadways. That’s the highest number of speeding-related fatalities since 2007. Another estimated 328,946 road users suffered speeding-related injuries in 2021.

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Letter to U.S. DOT Sec. Buttigieg Urging Action for ISA Rulemaking
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Advocates’ letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging him to move forward with a rulemaking to require intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems on new vehicles. Read the full letter here.  

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Statement: Calling for Safe 4th of July Roadway Travel
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(Washington, DC-June 28, 2023) The 4th of July is a major car travel weekend across the U.S. and one of the deadliest on our roads. This year, AAA projects 50.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home from Friday to Tuesday, setting a new record for the holiday. Of those, 43.2 million people are expected to drive to their destinations, also setting a new record.

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Statement on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AEB in Commercial Motor Vehicles
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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AEB in Commercial Motor Vehicles (Washington, DC-June 22, 2023) Two U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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Statement on New Data on 2023 Q-1 Traffic Crash Fatalities
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 Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on New Data on 2023 Q-1 Traffic Crash Fatalities (Washington, D.C.-June 21, 2023) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its first projections for traffic fatalities…

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Safety Groups Urge DOT Sec. Buttigieg to Take Action to Prevent Hot Car Deaths
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In the letter, safety groups and advocates state: “The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted new rules for the 60 GHz spectrum band that will facilitate the use of short-range radar systems which can help to prevent the deaths or injuries…

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Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for Hearing on Implementation on IIJA
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Advocates sent a letter to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding the June 14, 2023 hearing, “Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act by the Federal Highway Administration.” With deaths and injuries…

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Group letter to NH Gov. Sununu urging him to sign SB 118
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Dear Governor Sununu, As leading safety organizations working together to pass highway and auto safety laws that prevent crashes, deaths and injuries, and contain costs, we urge you to sign into law Senate Bill (SB) 118. The bill updates New…

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Letter Urging Pres. Biden to Nominate NHTSA Administrator
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Letter to President Joe Biden: “As the nation’s leading traffic safety organizations committed to ending the terrible toll of roadway deaths and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes, we urge you to take immediate action to nominate an Administrator of…

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Statement: Need for Bicycle Detection in the Automatic Emergency Braking Rule
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    Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on the Need for Bicycle Detection in the Automatic Emergency Braking Rule (Washington, DC-June 6, 2023) New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds…

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Letter to Texas Gov. Urging Him to Sign HB 1885 Variable Speed Limit Program
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Letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott urging him to sign into law House Bill (HB) 1885 to allow the Texas Transportation Commission to establish variable speed limit (VSL) programs to improve safety and reduce roadway congestion. Read full letter here.

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Letter to Nebraska Gov. Urging Veto of LB 138 repealing all-rider motorcycle helmet law
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Letter to Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen urging him to veto Legislative Bill (LB) 138 which includes a provision to repeal Nebraska’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law. This safety law has been saving lives, preventing serious lifelong injuries and keeping taxpayers’ dollars…

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Statement: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection (Washington, DC-May 31, 2023) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released…

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URGENT Action Needed May 30, 2023: Strip Provision to Repeal Nebraska All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Requirement From LB 138
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Background on Status of Nebraska Bill to Repeal All-Rider Helmet Requirement: Numerous efforts have been made to repeal Nebraska’s all-rider helmet law since it was first enacted more than 33 years ago. They have all failed and for good reasons.…

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URGENT: Action Needed to Defeat Nebraska Motorcycle Helmet Repeal Bill – LB 138
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Background on Status of Nebraska Bill to Repeal All-Rider Helmet Requirement: Numerous efforts have been made to repeal Nebraska’s all-rider helmet law since it was first enacted more than 33 years ago. They have all failed, and for good reasons.…

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Statement On Including Pedestrian Crashworthiness Tests in NCAP
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) On Including Pedestrian Crashworthiness Tests in NCAP   (Washington, D.C-May 24, 2023) “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recent request for comments from…

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Statement: End-of-School-Year Events and Memorial Day Weekend Driving
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on End-of-School-Year Events and Memorial Day Weekend Driving   (Washington, DC-May 19, 2023) With proms, graduation parties, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and vacation travel,…

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