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Statement on Passage of NJ Impaired Driving Legislation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019 Contact: Tara Gill, 202-408-1711, tgill@saferoads.org  Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Traffic Fatalities in New Jersey Are On The Rise, An All-Offender Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Law Will Curb…

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Jackie Gillan Presented with Distinguished Consumer Service Award
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019 Contact: Allison Kennedy 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org Jackie Gillan, President Emeritus of Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, Presented with Distinguished Consumer Service Award by the Consumer Federation of America Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety…

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Statement for House Hearing “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America”
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STATEMENT OF CATHERINE CHASE PRESIDENT ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY ON  “UNDER PRESSURE: THE STATE OF TRUCKING IN AMERICA” SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT JUNE 12, 2019 (CLICK…

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON A. 6163: Extending New York’s Seat Belt Law to Include a Rear Seat Belt Requirement
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Please weigh in or ask your local groups and representatives to weigh in to ensure that bills to extend New York’s seat belt law to include a rear seat belt requirement, A. 6163 sponsored by Assemblymember Walter Mosley (D-57) and…

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Statement on Lowering the Limit of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) While Driving From .08 to .05 Percent, New York State Assembly Bill 3208 and Senate Bill 5117
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Statement of Tara Gill, Senior Director Advocacy and State Legislation, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Lowering the Limit of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)While Driving From .08 to .05 Percent, New York State Assembly Bill 3208 and Senate Bill 5117…

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Letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development for 5-23-19 Markup
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On Thursday, May 23, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held a markup of their Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill.  Advocates joined other safety groups in sending this letter in advance of that meeting.

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Statement for House Hearing “Summer Driving Dangers: Exploring Ways to Protect Drivers and Their Families”
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STATEMENT OF CATHERINE CHASE PRESIDENT ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY  ON “SUMMER DRIVING DANGERS: EXPLORING WAYS TO PROTECT DRIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES”   SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION…

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MEDIA ALERT: Members of Congress, Families & Health Professionals to Call for Legislation Preventing Hot Car Deaths
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MEDIA ALERT News Conference: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Press Availability in Conjunction with Hearing: Thursday, May 23, 2019 CONTACT:   Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 202-408-1711 or 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org Amber Rollins, KidsAndCars.org, 913-205-6973, amber@KidsAndCars.org   Last Year Reached…

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Statement on Dangerous Proposals to Allow “Teen Truckers” to Operate in Interstate Commerce
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels 202-408-1711   (c) 301-442-2249  pdaniels@saferoads.org Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Dangerous Proposals to Allow “Teen Truckers” to Operate in Interstate Commerce Advocates for Highway…

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Statement on National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels 202-408-1711   (c) 301-442-2249  pdaniels@saferoads.org Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  Missouri Must Retain Its Lifesaving All-Rider Helmet Law This Motorcycle…

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OPPOSE SB 147: Repealing Missouri’s All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law Would be a Deadly and Costly Mistake
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We’ve received an update that a clerical error in the bill language of SB 147 is necessitating that the bill return to Conference Committee.  The helmet repeal bill will then need to pass both the Senate and the House before…

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Statement on National Police Week
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels 202-408-1711 (c) 301-442-2249 pdaniels@saferoads.org Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On National Police Week In acknowledgment of National Police Week (May 12-18, 2019), Advocates for Highway and…

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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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For Release: April 30, 2019 Contact: Peter Daniels 202-408-1711/ (C) 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Distracted Driving is a deadly, year-round problem that requires urgent…

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Statement on Release of GAO Study on Truck Underride Guards
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In response to a report issued on April 15, 2019 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called “Truck Underride Guards, Improved Data Collection, Inspections, and Research Needed“, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety along with families and survivors of truck…

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Advocates Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Bestows Awards on Safety Leaders
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2019 Contact: Allison Kennedy, akennedy@saferoads.org, 202-408-1711 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Bestows Awards on Safety Leaders (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), a unique partnership between insurance…

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Statement for House Hearing “Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s Roadways”
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety submitted a written statement for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing “Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s Roadways”.  The full statement is available here.

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Statement on California Legislation to Curb Drunk Driving
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Statement of Peter Kurdock, General Counsel, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety In Support of Lifesaving California Legislation — SB 545 and AB 1713 Will Significantly Curb Drunk Driving                            Today, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is pleased to…

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Statement on Introduction of Lifesaving Michigan Impaired Driving Legislation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2019 Contact: 202-408-1711 Statement of Tara Gill, Senior Director Advocacy and State Legislation, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On Introduction of Lifesaving Michigan Legislation — HB 4419, HB 4420 and HB 4421 Will Significantly…

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Joan Claybrook Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Impaired Driving
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Thursday, March 14, 2019, Advocates’ Board Member and former NHTSA Administrator Joan Claybrook testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce during the hearing “Enhancing Vehicle Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving“.  Read her full testimony…

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Stop Underrides Act Introduced to Prevent Tragic Truck Crash Deaths
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Release from the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Contact: Whitney Mitchell Brennan, 202-224-3873 SENATORS GILLIBRAND AND RUBIO AND REPRESENTATIVES COHEN AND DESAULNIER REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PUT IN PLACE SIMPLE SAFETY MEASURES TO…

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