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Press Call-In on Truck Driver Hours of Service with Audio
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Full audio recording of the press call: https://saferoads.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GILL0518.mp3 Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com May 18, 2016 Victims of Tired Trucker Crashes in ME, AL, GA and IL Join a Truck Driver and Safety Advocates to Call on Congress to Stop…

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Give Drivers A Break
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May 9, 2016 Editorial Here’s something you don’t see every day — trucking companies that want to be more tightly regulated. But that’s what happened last week when some of the nation’s motor carriers publicly expressed their concern that the…

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Statement of Cathy Chase on Fatigued Truck Driver Crash
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact: Allison Kennedy, 360-281-7033 akennedy@saferoads.org May 6, 2016 STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON FATIGUED TRUCK DRIVER CRASH IN NASHVILLE, TN CAUSING 8 CAR PILE UP…

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Statement of Cathy Chase on Committee Passage of Transportation Funding Bill
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 21, 2016                                     Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org           STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF DEADLY, DAMAGING AND DESTRUCTIVE “TIRED TRUCKER”…

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Press Release on FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711 akennedy@saferoads.org Senate Appropriators Once Again Cede to Corporate Trucking Lobbyists – Another Rewrite of the Safety Rule on Tired Truckers This Year’s Industry Provision is Broader, Bolder and More Brazen…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Safety Victory of Maryland Legislature’s Passage of Noah’s Law
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April 12, 2016 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711   STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SAFETY VICTORY OF MARYLAND LEGISLATURE’S PASSAGE OF NOAH’S LAW, THE DRUNK DRIVING REDUCTION ACT OF 2016 Advocates Applauds Bill Conferees…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Release of New Study, “Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015”
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Today, the American Highway Users Alliance released a new study, “Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015, Prescriptions for Healthier Highways.”  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) supports efforts to promote healthier highways and reduce congestion.  Solving roadway bottlenecks involves adequate funding…

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House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests
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For Immediate Release: November 5, 2015 Contact: Beth Weaver 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) – Public Safety Sacrificed to Auto and Trucking Interests TOP TEN WORST HOUSE VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS Safety and…

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Statement by Safety Groups to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passage of Highway Reauthorization Bill
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REACTION BY SAFETY GROUPS TO HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION AND REFORM ACT (H.R. 3763) October 22, 2015 Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated and voted to send H.R. 3763, The Surface…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on National Teen Driver Safety Week
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October 22, 2015 TODAY: U.S. House Committee to Decide Fate of Controversial Provision in Transportation Bill to Give Teens Keys to Drive Big Trucks Interstate Deadly Policy Change Coincides With “National Teen Driver Safety Week” When Public is Reminded that…

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Advocates’ Co-Chair Joan Claybrook Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Improving Vehicle and Roadway Safety
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Advocates’ Consumer Co-Chair, Joan Claybrook, testified this morning before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade during the hearing “Examining Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety.” After the hearing, Ms. Claybrook joined Subcommittee Ranking Member…

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Advocates joins Reps. Schakowsky, Pallone and others to highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing
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October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Sam Avery (Schakowsky): 202-225-2111 Christine Brennan (Pallone): 202-225-5735 Schakowsky, Pallone and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, October 21, the House…

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Advocates Joins Sens. Wicker, Feinstein and Blumenthal to Unite in Stopping Bigger Trucks
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2015 Contact: Ryan Taylor (Wicker), 202-224-6253 Dean Lieberman (Feinstein), 202-224-9629 Sarah Zukowski (Blumenthal), 202-224-2823 Wicker, Feinstein, Blumenthal Unite to Stop Bigger Trucks Senators Joined by Coalition of Industry, Safety Advocates, Law Enforcement, and Unions WASHINGTON…

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Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel
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Selfie culture finds dangerous place behind the wheel By Autumn Cafiero Giusti A 29-year-old driver in Maine made headlines in August after crashing his car into a tree while attempting to take a selfie with his friends, injuring several of…

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The Trucks Are Killing Us
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    Op-Ed Contributor The Trucks Are Killing Us (Photo: Harry Campbell) By HOWARD ABRAMSON August 21, 2015 ACCIDENTS like the one that critically injured the comedian Tracy Morgan, killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, known as Jimmy…

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Letter to the Senate on the DRIVE Act Sent July 26th
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Safety groups and crash victims write to the U.S. Senate. As debate continues on the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22), there is still time to include a strong safety title. Unfortunately, the changes which have been made to the bill thus…

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Safety groups and crash victims object to “safety title” of DRIVE Act
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Several consumer, health and safety organizations joined with victims and survivors of crashes to send a letter to the U.S. Senate outlaying grave concerns regarding the “safety title” of the highway bill. Here is a list of the “worst of…

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New York Times Editorial: A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe
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A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe The Opinion Pages | Editorial By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 21, 2015 Last month the House passed an appropriations bill that would put bigger trucks with overworked drivers behind the…

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Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America, on Senate Commerce Committee Bill
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Statement of Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America On Senate Bill 1732 and Its Failure to Address Important Safety Concerns July 20, 2015 Washington, DC — I am Jack Gillis, auto safety advocate at the Consumer Federation of America and…

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: MONDAY 7/20, 10:00 AM EST
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On Eve of Senate Debate on Surface Transportation Bill, Safety Advocates, Crash Victims’ Families, and Members of Congress to Launch Renewed Push to Adopt Pro-Safety Provisions and Dump Pro-Industry Rollbacks Partisan Bill Departs from Historical Bipartisan Senate Actions to Combat Highway Deaths…

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