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Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to Editor by Cathy Chase: Action Needed to Reduce Aggressive Driving
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As a Virginia resident and mother of a teenager whom I’m trying to teach how to drive safely, I greatly appreciated Opinions Editor Pamela Stallsmith’s recent editorial, “Driving during COVID-19: What’s the rush?” calling on drivers to slow down on our state’s roadways. I have witnessed firsthand the reckless driving that has become more common since the start of the pandemic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Statement on Avoiding Driving Dangers Over the Independence Day Holiday & Keeping Families Safe
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 or Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033   Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Avoid Driving Dangers Over the Independence Day Holiday…

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Statement on the Passage of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) by the U.S. House of Representatives
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) / Allison Kennedy, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033   Statement of Cathy…

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Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) Passed by U.S. House of Representatives
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The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 1, 2020:

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The Hill Op-Ed by Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine, and William Wallace: Auto Safety At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill
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The following op-ed was originally published by The Hill on Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill BY CATHY CHASE, JOAN CLAYBROOK, JASON LEVINE AND WILLIAM WALLACE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY…

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ALERT: OPPOSE AMENDMENT 21 (Part H, #2) TO H.R. 2 ALLOWING SPECIAL INTEREST EXEMPTION TO FEDERAL TRUCK SIZE & WEIGHT LAWS ON CONNECTICUT’S INTERSTATES
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URGENT – OPPOSE AMENDMENT 21 (Part H, #2) TO H.R. 2 ALLOWING SPECIAL INTEREST EXEMPTION TO FEDERAL TRUCK SIZE & WEIGHT LAWS ON CONNECTICUT’S INTERSTATES Amendment Opposed by: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Center for Auto Safety, Citizens for…

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Letter to Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety Regarding the Hearing: “Safety on Our Roads: Overview of Traffic Safety and NHTSA Grant Programs” 
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On June 30, 2020 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding the hearing titled: “Safety on Our Roads: Overview of Traffic…

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Vote Scorecard for Amendments to the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), Rules Committee, June 29, 2020
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To read the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) vote scorecard for proposed amendments to the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) during the June 29, 2020 U.S. House Committee on Rules hearing, CLICK HERE.

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Group Letter in Support of Safety Provisions in H.R. 2
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June 29, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy: As a diverse coalition of groups representing vehicle safety,…

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Notable Quotes from June 23, 2020 Press Teleconference Urging Passage of the Motor Vehicle Safety Title as Part of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Notable Quotes from June 23, 2020 Press Teleconference Urging Passage of the Motor Vehicle Safety Title as Part of…

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