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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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Groups Oppose Anti-Safety Truck Bills
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Safety Scorecard: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Markup, May 23, 2023  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, America Walks, Center for Auto Safety, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, Families for Safe…

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Letter to Arizona Gov. Hobbs Urging Veto of SB 1234
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Advocates sent a letter to Gov. Hobbs of Arizona urging her to veto Senate Bill (SB) 1234. This legislation prohibits the use of automated enforcement (AE) systems, an effective technology to deter speeding and red light running throughout Arizona. Read…

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Statement On Front and Rear Seat Belt Use
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on Front and Rear Seat Belt Use (Washington, DC-May 16, 2023) During the launch of the annual “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization starting May…

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A Tribute to Allison Kennedy
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Allison Kennedy, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) Director of Government Relations, died May 10, 2023, after recently suffering a brain aneurysm. She will be remembered as a dedicated public health and safety activist, wonderful colleague, caring friend, cherished daughter, devoted wife and dedicated mother.

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Letter: Prioritize Safety in Policies and Legislation Involving CMVs and the Supply Chain
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  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) submitted a letter to the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing, “Freight Forward: Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges to Deliver for America.” Advocates urged the Committee to prioritize safety in policies and…

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Letter: Safety Groups Call for Confirmation of NHTSA Administrator
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As the nation’s leading roadway safety organizations committed to ending the intolerable fatalities and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes, we urge you to take swift action to confirm an Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read…

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Press Release: End Hot Car Child Deaths
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MEDIA CONTACT Amber Rollins, Kids and Car Safety, 913-205-6973 Helen Jonsen, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 202-977-7534 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE End Hot Car Child Deaths: Grieving Families Join Members of Congress and Safety Advocates on National Heatstroke Prevention Day.…

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Statement of Cathy Chase, President, on Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Washington, DC-May 1, 2023) Motorcycles are the most hazardous form of motor vehicle transportation. That’s why in May, as the weather warms…

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Remarks by Cathy Chase, President, on Hot Car Tragedies
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Remarks by Cathy Chase, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Press Conference: Grieving Families, Members of Congress, Kids and Car Safety and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Call for Immediate Action to End Hot Car Tragedies May…

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Letter Urging NC Gov. Cooper to Veto SB-157 Weakening the GDL Law
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Advocates has sent a letter to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper urging him to veto Senate Bill (SB) 157, which will weaken requirements of the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law and imperil the safety of novice teen drivers and…

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New Jersey Students Issue Video Appeal for Rear Seat Belt Upgrade
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Student members of Indian Hills High School (Oakland, NJ) “Click Clack Front and Back” club are appealing to New Jersey Legislators to support Senate Bill S.3323, sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi (R), and the companion Assembly Bill A.5163, sponsored by…

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Letter to House Appropriations Subcmte on THUD FY’24 DOT funding
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  Read group letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on THUD on FY 2024 DOT Funding.

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Statement: On New 2022 Projected Roadway Fatalities Data
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Media Contact: Helen Jonsen hjonsen@saferoads.org 202-977-7534 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on New 2022 Projected Roadway Fatalities Data (Washington, D.C.-April 20, 2023) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new projections…

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Letter: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on THUD in FY 2024 DOT
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Group  letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on THUD in FY 2024 DOT funding. Read our full letter.  

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Letter: Support NH Senate Bill (SB) 118 Child Occupant Protection
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Advocates For Highway and Auto, Kids and Car Safety, and the National Safety Council support NH Senate Bill (SB) 118 to update the state’s child occupant protection statute. Read full letter.  

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Letter: Support California GDL Law SB-473
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Advocates urges California State Senate to support Senate Bill (SB) 473. This critically needed legislation will improve California’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law by requiring older teen and young adult novice drivers up to age 21 to participate in the…

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Letter: Support Illinois HB-2431
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Advocates urges the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee to support House Bill (HB) 2431. This legislation will improve safety on Illinois roads by broadening the current prohibition on distracted driving to include watching or streaming video, video conferencing and social media.…

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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, on IIHS Study on Impact of SUV Crashes Involving Cyclists
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2023 Media Contact: Helen Jonsen, hjonsen@saferoads.org, 202-977-7534 Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety On IIHS Study on Impact of SUV Crashes Involving Cyclists (Washington, D.C.-April 13, 2023) The Insurance Institute for…

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Letter to ND Governor on Signing SB 2362 All-Occupant Seat Belt Law
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Letter to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 2362, to establish a primary enforcement all-occupant seat belt law in North Dakota and for vetoing House Bill (HB) 1475 which would have raised the speed…

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UPDATED: Statement by Cathy Chase, President, On Distracted Driving Awareness Month – New data
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Media Contact: Helen Jonsen hjonsen@saferoads.org 202-977-7534   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Distracted Driving Awareness Month Includes newly released statistics on distracted driving deaths from the National Highway Traffic…

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Statement by Cathy Chase, President, On Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Helen Jonsen, hjonsen@saferoads.org, 202-977-7534 Statement by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety On Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Washington, D.C.-March 31, 2023) With tomorrow kicking off Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Advocates for Highway…

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Joint Letter Urgers Support for lowering NYS BAC to .05
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A coalition of safety organization are urging New York legislators to support Senate Bill (S.) 776/ Assembly Bill (A.) 1627. This legislation will make New York’s roads safer for all road users by lowering the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while…

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Letter Opposing NC Law to Weaken GDL-SB 157
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Read Advocates full letter urging opposition to North Carolina Senate Bill (SB) 157 to weaken requirements of the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law which would imperil the safety of novice teen drivers and all who share the roads with them.…

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Joint Letter Urging Support for Oregon HB 3376 to Lower BAC to .05
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Read the joint letter from safety organizations urging support of Oregon House Bill (HB) 3376 to lower the limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while driving to .05 percent.      

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Letter Urges Committee on Education and the Workforce to prioritize policies related to nation’s roads
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Advocates urges House Committee on Education and the Workforce to prioritize safety in policies and legislation involving those who work and travel on our Nation’s roads. Read full letter.    

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Statement: New Study Reveals Results of Lowering Speed Limits
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Media Contact: Helen Jonsen hjonsen@saferoads.org 202-977-7534 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates):  New Study Reveals Results of Lowering Speed Limits. Proven Safeguards Must Be Advanced with Urgency to Reduce this Killer…

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Joint Letter Urging Passage of NC HB 148 Lowering BAC to .05%
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Read the joint letter to North Carolina House re: HB 148. This legislation will lower the limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while driving to .05 percent, deter drunk driving and save lives.  

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Joint Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee FY2024
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Read joint letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Joint Statement in Opposition to Maryland Senate Bill 933
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Written testimony of Catherine Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety; Lisa Tenney, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHRM, FAEN, Chair, Government Affairs, Maryland State Council Emergency Nurses Association; Dan Petterson, Ed. D., President, Skilled Motorcyclist Association – Responsible, Trained and…

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Advocates Supports New Child Passenger Protection Legislation in Florida
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Advocates sent a letter to the Florida House Transportation & Modals Subcommittee and letter to the Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs in support of SB 1374/ Hb 1211.

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Advocates Supports New Legislation in Alabama to Curb Distracted Driving
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee in support of House Bill 8 here. 

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Advocates Urges Opposition to SB 1234, To Retain the Use of Automated Enforcement Systems in Arizona
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Urges You to OPPOSE SB 1234 Retain use of automated enforcement (AE) systems to deter speeding and red light running   885 people died on Arizona roads in the first nine months of 2022, an…

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Joint Letter to DOT Sec. Buttigieg on Hazmat Truck Shipments
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March 14, 2023 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and a coalition of concerned co-signers issued this joint letter to US DOT Secretary Buttigieg urging a renewed commitment to reducing truck crash deaths and injuries. Read the full letter here:

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Statement by Pres. Cathy Chase on IIHS Rear Seat Passenger on Safety Test Ratings
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Media Contact: Helen Jonsen  hjonsen@saferoads.org 202-977-7534 Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on IIHS Rear Seat Passenger Safety Test Ratings (Washington, D.C.-March 14, 2023) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a report…

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Statement of Pres. Cathy Chase On GAO Report Calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Crash Test Dummies
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Media Contact: Helen Jonsen hjonsen@saferoads.org 202-977-7534  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement of Cathy Chase, President Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) On New GAO Report Calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Crash Test Dummies (Washington, D.C.-March 13, 2023)…

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Advocates Opposes Speed Limit Increase in Tennessee
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Advocates opposes Senate Bill 1125 /House Bill 621, legislation that would permit a maximum speed limit increase in Tennessee. Read our letter to to the Tennessee House Transportation Subcommittee here and Senate Transportation Committee here.

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Advocates Opposes Repeal of TN All-Rider Helmet Law
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Advocates opposes repeal of TN all-rider helmet law-Senate Bill (SB) 1450 / House Bill (HB) 42. Read our letter here.  

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Groups Show Support for New Washington State BAC .05 Senate Bill
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Leading public health and safety organizations urge you to lower the limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while driving to .05% in Washington. Support Senate Bill (SB) 5002 – Pass a Clean Bill! See full letter here.

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Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing—an Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Safety
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Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing—an Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicles Safety March 7, 2023 at 10 a.m. EST See Full Video See Press Release See New Opinion Poll on Driverless Cars and Trucks Bios for all speakers can be found here…

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Remarks by Advocate Pres. Cathy Chase on AV Safety
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Remarks by Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing: Autonomous Vehicles Safety March 7, 2023 Thanks very much for joining us for today’s briefing on driverless cars, also known as autonomous vehicles or…

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Press Release: New Opinion Poll on Driverless Cars: Strong Majority of Americans are Concerned About Sharing the Roadways
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CONTACT: Helen Jonsen / hjonsen@saferoads.org / 202-977-7534 (C) New Poll on Driverless Cars: Strong Majority of Americans are Concerned About Sharing the Roadways Most Believe Government Safety Standards Will Address Apprehensions The results of a new public opinion poll released…

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Advocates’ 2023 Public Opinion Poll on Autonomous Vehicles
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    See the full results of the Caravan public opinion poll commissioned by Advocates.

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Bios: Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicle Safety March 7, 2023
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Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing: Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicle Safety | March 7, 2023 Panel speakers in alphabetical order Anna Buhlinger, Federal Affairs Director, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Ms. Buhlinger joined NAMIC in November after serving at…

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Letter: Support South Carolina SB 36/HB 3845
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Advocates supports South Carolina Senate Bill (SB) 36/House Bill (HB) 3845 to require the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) by all convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. Read the full letter here.      

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Advocates Supports SC Bill for Use of Ignition Interlock Devices
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Read the Advocates’ letter to the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill (SB) 36/ House Bill (HB) 3845.

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Urgent Action Needed: Oppose Repeal of TN All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Requirement
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On March 1, the Tennessee House Transportation Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 1450/House Bill 42 which would repeal the all-rider motorcycle helmet requirement and reduce the law to secondary enforcement. Advocates urges action!  Call or email subcommittee…

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Advocates Opposes Legislation Repealing Tennessee’s All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Tennessee House Transportation Subcommittee in advance of an upcoming hearing on SB 1450/HB 42.  

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Advocates supports .05% BAC Legislation in Connecticut
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Connecticut Joint Committee on Transportation in support of Senate Bill (SB) 1082. Full letter here. This legislation will make Connecticut’s roads safer for all by lowering the limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) while driving…

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Invitation to Attend Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing: Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicles March 7, 2023
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Virtual Capitol Hill Briefing: Expert Panel on Autonomous Vehicles March 7, 2023 10 a.m. EST Click here for an invitation to attend  The live briefing will be moderated by Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. Panelists…

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Advocates Supports New Legislation to Expand California’s Existing GDL Law
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Read Advocates’ letter to California State Senator Allen in support of Senate Bill 473.

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Advocates Opposes Speed Limit Increase in North Dakota
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Read Advocates’ letter to the North Dakota Senate Transportation Committee regarding House Bill 1475. 

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Advocates Supports Legislation to Establish a Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law in North Dakota
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Read Advocates’ letter to the North Dakota House Transportation Committee regarding Senate Bill 2362. 

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Advocates Encourages a Comprehensive Seat Belt Law in New Hampshire
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Read information from Advocates on the importance of comprehensive seat belt laws in light of the introduction of House Bill 222 in New Hampshire. 

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Advocates Joins Robust Coalition Pushing for an Upgrade to Maryland’s Ignition Interlock Device Law
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Read our coalition letter to the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and House Judiciary Committee regarding Senate Bill 528 and House Bill 451. 

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Statement of Cathy Chase, President, on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for 2023
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Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for 2023  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2023  Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its initial…

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Vehicle Safety Provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
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Read Advocates’ update on IIJA provisions and omissions.

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Advocates’ Letter of Support for Provisions P and K in NY S4008/A3008
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Read Advocates’ letter to the New York State Legislature in support of new traffic provisions.

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Advocates’ Letter of Support to Hawaii State Senate on SB 160
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Hawaii State Senate in support of Senate Bill 160.

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Advocates Supports .05 BAC Legislation in Hawaii
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary in support of Senate Bill (SB) 160 and House Bill (HB) 1469. Full letter here. This legislation will make Hawaii’s roads safer for all by lowering the limit for blood…

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Advocates’ Letter of Support to Missouri Senate Transportation Committee on SB 61
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Read Advocates’ letter to the Missouri State Senate Transportation Committee in support of Senate Bill 61.

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Advocates’ Letter of Support for New Jersey S.2789/A.3793
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Read Advocates’ letter to the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee in support of Senate Bill 2789. 

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Advocates’ Letter to Missouri Senate in Support of Senate Bill 61
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Read our letter on Missouri Senate Bill 61 here.

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Advocates’ Letter to New Hampshire House Transportation Committee on HB 386
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Read our letter to the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee on HB 386 here. 

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Advocates’ Letter to House Energy and Commerce Subcmte. on Innovation, Data, and Commerce for hearing, “Economic Danger Zone: How America Competes to Win the Future Versus China”
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Read Advocates’ Letter to E&C Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee.

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Advocates’ Letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for hearing, “The State of Transportation Infrastructure and Supply Chain Challenges”
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Read Advocates’ Letter in advance of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s upcoming hearing, “The State of Transportation Infrastructure and Supply Chain Challenges.”

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Advocates Supports Proven Safety Upgrades in CT HB5917
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See our letter to the Connecticut State Legislature Joint Committee on Transportation on House Bill (HB) 5917, legislation that would require the use of helmets by all motorcycle riders, improve the use of automated enforcement systems, and strengthen existing law…

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Letter: Support Connecticut House Bill (HB) 5917
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Advocates urges support for provisions in Connecticut House Bill (HB) 5917 to prohibit open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartment of vehicles, to require the use of helmets by all motorcycle riders, and to improve use of automated enforcement…

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Advocates and a strong coalition oppose bill to repeal NE motorcycle helmet requirement
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See the press release, “Highway Safety Coalition Urges Unicameral to Keep Current Helmet Law.” See Advocates’ letter, Nebraska Legislative Bill 91. See the fact sheet, “Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives: Oppose LB 91 Which Seeks to Repeal the Current Law.”  

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Groups Urge Support for NJ GDL Upgrade
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See Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s letter in support of NJ Assembly Bill (A) 3793 / Senate Bill (S) 2789 to improve the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for novice drivers by requiring supervised driving hours for novice…

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Orgs Join to Urge Support for WA .05% BAC Bill
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See our letter to the Washington State Legislature Senate Law and Justice Committee on Senate Bill (SB) 5002 to lower the limit of alcohol-impaired driving to .05% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) here. See our coalition letter to the Washington State…

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Statement on New Traffic Fatality & Economic Cost Data
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CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Traffic Fatality Data for First Nine Months of 2022 and Economic and Societal Costs of Traffic Crashes FOR IMMEDIATE…

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Statement on Signing of Distracted Driving Upgrade Into Law in OH
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2023 CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement of Tara Gill, Sr. Director Advocacy and State Legislation, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) Signing Distracted Driving Upgrade Into…

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Statement on Impaired Driving Study & Holiday Driving Dangers
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2022  CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on New NHTSA Study on Impaired Driving and Increased Dangers during the December Holiday…

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Roadmap to Safety Details Comprehensive Plan to Prevent Crashes
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 FOR NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO CLICK HERE CONTACT: Allison Kennedy, akennedy@saferoads.org, 360-281-7033 Bill Bronrott, bronrott@gmail.com, 202-270-4415   20th Edition Roadmap to Safety Report Details a Comprehensive Plan to Prevent Crashes, Fatalities and Injuries  With…

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Advocates Recognizes Safety Leaders
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2022  CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) Recognizes Safety Leaders Today, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will bestow awards to a number of recipients…

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Media Alert — Release of the 2023 Roadmap to Safety on 12/6
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MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com 2023 “Roadmap to Safety” Report to Rate 50 States & DC on Passage of Top Traffic Safety Laws to Curb Rising Deaths Best & Worst States plus a Comprehensive Blueprint to Improve Roadway Safety…

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