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Joint Statement on Changes to Commercial Truck Safety Regulations
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Changes Issued by Transportation Department Will Endanger All Roadway Users Announcement comes just…

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From the Washington Post: “The coronavirus pandemic emptied America’s roadways. Now speeders have taken over,” with quote from Advocates’ President Cathy Chase
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The Washington Post published a story on May 11, 2020 titled, “The coronavirus pandemic emptied America’s roadways. Now speeders have taken over.”  The article features remarks by Advocates President Cathy Chase.  Read the original article by CLICKING HERE.

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Joint Statement in Honor of National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Joint Statement in Honor of National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020   Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates): “In honor of National…

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Opposing Effort to Repeal Missouri’s All-Rider Helmet Law
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The Missouri Times published the following joint op-ed on May 7, 2020: Opposing Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Repeal   The Missouri Legislature is once again considering a repeal of the state’s all-rider motorcycle helmet law.  Proponents of this imprudent action have…

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Statement on Estimated 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Estimated 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities An estimated 36,120 people killed in 2019…

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Without regulation, self-driving cars could be a hazard
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The Washington Post published the following joint Letter to the Editor on May 3, 2020: Without regulation, self-driving cars could be a hazard   The April 19 Commuter article “Self-driving cars will exacerbate traffic jams if region fails to act, study says”…

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Group Letter Opposing Autonomous Vehicles Legislation as Part of COVID-19 Response
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April 15, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader The Honorable Charles Schumer, Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader United States House of…

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Joint Statement: U.S. Department of Transportation Enables Carmakers to Bypass Safety Rules, Weakens the Public’s Ability to Hold Them Accountable
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   U.S. Department of Transportation Enables Carmakers to Bypass Safety Rules, Weakens the Public’s Ability to Hold Them Accountable Coalition of auto safety and consumer advocates…

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Advocates Discusses Ways to Improve Safety for Bicyclists and Pedestrians During League of American Bicyclists Panel
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) President Cathy Chase participated in an online panel discussion, “Give Bicyclists a Brake – the Role of Vehicles in #VisionZero,” hosted by the League of American Bicyclists as part of their annual National…

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Statement on the House Democrats’ Plan for Infrastructure Investments to Overcome COVID-19 & Support Economic Recovery
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), On the House Democrats’ Plan for Infrastructure Investments to Overcome COVID-19 & Support…

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Statement On Latest Expert Crash Investigation Reports Calling for Meaningful Regulation of Partially Autonomous Cars
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety On Latest Expert Crash Investigation Reports Calling for Meaningful Regulation of Partially Autonomous Cars   Congress…

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Statement On the Misguided and Mistaken Action of the U.S. Department of Transportation on Autonomous Vehicles
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On the Misguided and Mistaken Action of the U.S. Department of Transportation on Autonomous…

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West Hawaii Today Op-Ed on .05 Percent Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Law
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My Turn: People should not drive while impaired West Hawaii Today, March 14, 2020   By Cathy Chase, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Honorable T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Former Vice Chair National Transportation Safety Board Co-founder, .05 Saves Lives…

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Statement on New Expert White Paper Revealing Inconsistencies and Dangerous Safety Gaps in Development of Partially Autonomous Vehicle Technology
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety On New Expert White Paper Revealing Inconsistencies and Dangerous Safety Gaps in…

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Statement on New York State Legislature Passing Seat Belt Bill. Provides Governor Andrew Cuomo a Ready Opportunity to Add to the State’s Safety Legacy.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020  CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on New York State Legislature Passing Seat Belt Bill Provides Governor Andrew Cuomo…

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON A. 6163 & S. 4336: Extending New York’s Seat Belt Law to Include a Rear Seat Belt Requirement
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ACTION ALERT: NY SEAT BELT BILLS (A. 6163 and S. 4336)   Please weigh in and/or ask your local groups and counsels to weigh in to advance bills to ensure all occupants buckle up by adding a rear seat belt…

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Statement on National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Recommendations Regarding Partially Autonomous Vehicles
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 25, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)   Nation’s Top Crash Investigators Confirm the Need for Swift Action to Prevent Future Crashes, Injuries and Deaths Linked to Partially Autonomous Vehicles…

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Statement on Autonomous Vehicle Safety Submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
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Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on Tuesday, February 10, 2020.  The hearing was titled “Autonomous Vehicles: Promises and Challenges of Evolving Automotive…

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Press Release on New Opinion Poll on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) New Opinion Poll Finds Overwhelming Majorities Are Concerned About Driverless Car Safety And Want Commonsense Safeguards  The results of a new opinion poll released today…

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Statement on Commercial Truck Safety Submitted to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Transportation & Safety
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Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, submitted testimony for a February 4, 2020 hearing titled, “Keep on Truckin’: Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in America.”  Read the full statement by CLICKING HERE.

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