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Letter to Wyoming Joint Committee on Transportation and Highways on Senate File (SF) 11: Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Legislation
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As representatives of leading public health and safety organizations, we support passage of Senate File (SF) 11, legislation that will upgrade Wyoming’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants. A comprehensive seat belt law is vital to overcome the public health epidemic of traffic fatalities and injuries and to ensure the health and safety of Wyoming families and visitors who travel on state roads.

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Statement on Proposed Truck Driver Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) opposes a new pilot program announced today that would further erode minimum protections to curb the well-known public safety threat of truck driver fatigue.  This proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), announced just days before the start of a new administration, would threaten public safety at a time when truck crashes claim far too many lives and cause lifelong debilitating injuries.

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Statement on Autonomous Vehicles Rule
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Today’s action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is the culmination of a preoccupation with kowtowing to the auto industry’s priority of removing so-called regulatory barriers in order to facilitate the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While we expected nothing less, this misdirection should not go unnoticed or overlooked.

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Letter Opposing Bill to Weaken Iowa’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law – House Study Bill (HSB) 4
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On January 14, 2021, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the Iowa House Agriculture Committee in opposition to House Study Bill (HSB) 4.  The legislation would 
would expand an exemption to the state’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for a special minor’s driver’s license to permit 14.5-year-old novice drivers to drive unsupervised up to 50 miles between destinations if they live or work on a farm and would remove a restriction preventing applicants who live within one mile of their school from qualifying.

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Letter to the North Dakota Senate Transportation Committee on Senate Bill (SB) 2121: Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Legislation
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) and KidsAndCars.org support passage of Senate Bill (SB) 2121, legislation that will upgrade North Dakota’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants. A comprehensive seat belt law is vital to overcome the public health epidemic of traffic fatalities and injuries and to ensure the health and safety of North Dakota families and visitors who travel on state roads.

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Statement on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) AV TEST Initiative Announcement
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Less than two weeks before the Biden-Harris Administration takes office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took one more opportunity today to tout a voluntary, and essentially useless, program that purports to provide meaningful information on autonomous vehicle (AV) testing, but in fact does nothing of the kind.

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PRESS RELEASE: Following Deadlier Than Expected 2020, New Highway Safety Report Provides Solutions State Legislatures Can Take Action on as 2021 Sessions Kick Off
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In 2020, impaired and distracted driving increased, and seat belt use decreased, contributing to a higher overall fatality rate in the first half of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and news reports from around the country.  In the Report, Advocates urges states to “Change this Picture in 2021,” by enacting 16 recommended optimal highway safety laws.

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Statement: Two-Year Anniversary of a Horrific Drunk Driving Tragedy Marked by Re-Commitment by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) to Take Action
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On the two-year anniversary of the deadly impaired driving crash that killed Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children, family members and friends joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to recommit to advancing proven drunk driving prevention technology in all new cars.

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Letter to the Editor: Utah sets an example for keeping our roads safe
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We couldn’t agree more with the December 29th editorial, “Utah’s 0.05% DUI law turns 2, and it’s time other states follow suit.”  The shameful scare tactics of certain members of the alcohol and hospitality industry about the gloom and doom this law would foist upon tourism unsurprisingly have rung hollow.

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MEDIA ALERT: Report Card to Rate 50 States and DC on Passage of Essential Traffic Safety Laws
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Advocates will call on state lawmakers to use this new report as a roadmap during their 2021 legislative sessions to pass proven, effective laws that will reverse this trajectory and reduce the more than 36,600 deaths and 2.7 million injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes annually.

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Statement on Release of 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Data
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While today’s report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a slight two percent decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities during 2019, 36,096 people were killed and an additional 2.74 million people were injured on our Nation’s roadways.  This is completely unacceptable – especially considering proven safety technologies are available and lifesaving laws could be enacted in all states.

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Statement
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While the winter holidays certainly will be different this year because of COVID-19, an unfortunate constant is a predictable increase in preventable motor vehicle crashes. This National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is calling for swift action to advance proven technological and legislative solutions.

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Statement on House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Staff Report on Booster Seat Safety
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On New Booster Seat Safety Report   Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates)…

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Letter to Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on “The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 Vaccine”
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While our Nation continues to suffer the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we are grateful for your attention to this vital part of the relief effort.  As leaders of organizations with public health and safety missions, we appreciate the goal of ensuring that vaccines expeditiously reach the public.  It is also imperative that safety on our roads remains a key priority.  The objectives of transporting vaccines efficiently and safely must not be mutually exclusive.

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Press Release: Comprehensive Approach to People-First Autonomous Vehicle Policy Supported by Coalition of More Than 55 Groups
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Speaker Contact List: Autonomous Vehicle Tenets Release Briefing
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Media Alert: Diverse Coalition of Stakeholders to Outline a Path Forward on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation that Puts People First
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Autonomous Vehicle Tenets prioritize safety, accessibility, protection of all road users, local control, consumer & workforce rights, and sustainability

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Statement on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Study on Partial Automation and Driver Disengagement
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A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that drivers tend to disengage more frequently from the driving task as they develop trust in partial automation systems like adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lane centering assist (LCA).

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Statement on on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Request for Information on Technology to Prevent Impaired Driving
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Lifesaving limit has reduced drunk driving crashes and saved tens of thousands of lives. New countermeasures must be employed to continue to address this persistent public safety threat.

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Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the .08 Percent Blood Alcohol Concentration Law
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Lifesaving limit has reduced drunk driving crashes and saved tens of thousands of lives. New countermeasures must be employed to continue to address this persistent public safety threat.

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Statement on Upcoming October Events — Teen Driver Safety Week and Halloween
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“Scary” times for teen novice drivers and trick-or-treaters can be alleviated with proven safety countermeasures and advanced vehicle safety technology.

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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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This Distracted Driving Awareness Month, education and awareness campaigns aimed at keeping drivers’ eyes on the road and their minds focused on driving are in full swing. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) supports these efforts, but they must be combined with proven countermeasures to curtail this deadly scourge on our roadways.

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Statement on 2019 and 2020 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities
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Decreases in fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes on our roadways are a step in the right direction, but we are crawling instead of sprinting toward significant reductions when proven solutions are available.

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Statement on NTSB Meeting on October 6, 2018 Limousine Crash in Schoharie, New York
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Today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting on the October 6, 2018 limousine crash in Schoharie, NY reveals failures on multiple levels that led to one of the deadliest transportation crashes our nation has ever experienced.

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Letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on National Pedestrian Safety Month
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In advance of “National Pedestrian Safety Month,” Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today sent a letter, co-signed by 12 other groups, to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

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Letter in Support of Legislation to Prevent Drunk Driving
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Distribute Letter from Major Property-Casualty Insurance Companies and Trade Organizations in Support of the RIDE Act (S. 2604) to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee MADD National President…

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Statement in Opposition to the SELF DRIVE Act
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Today, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) re-introduced the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act, legislation on driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), that would perpetuate a dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving, while also restricting states’ abilities to protect their road users from this unproven technology.

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Statement on Child Passenger Safety Week
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Over the last few months, numerous reports from across the country have made it clear that our roadways have turned into risky raceways with motorists driving recklessly at excessively high speeds, while distracted or when impaired. This trend endangers all road users, especially children. During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 20-26), we urge all parents and caregivers to make certain children are best protected while on the road.

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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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MEDIA ALERT: Members of Congress, Safety and Consumer Advocates, and Family Members who Have Lost Loved Ones to Call for Passage of Lifesaving Motor Vehicle Safety Title in Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)
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  MEDIA ALERT: PRESS TELECONFERENCE Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST   CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Members of Congress, Safety and Consumer Advocates, and Family Members who Have…

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Joint Statement on the Motor Vehicle Safety Title
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Joint Statement: The Motor Vehicle Safety Title Advances Important Technology and Programs that will Save Lives, Reduce Injuries…

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Joint Statement: Public Health and Safety Groups Call on Governor Roy Cooper to Retain North Carolina’s Driver License Road Test Requirement and Veto House Bill 158
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Joint Statement: Public Health and Safety Groups Call on Governor Roy Cooper to Retain North Carolina’s Driver License Road Test Requirement and Veto House Bill 158…

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Statement on Advancement of the INVEST in America Act
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 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 Advancement of the INVEST in America Act   The House of Representatives Committee on…

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Statement on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s AV TEST Initiative
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) AV TEST Initiative   Agency rolls out…

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Winston-Salem Journal Op-Ed: Pump the brakes! Don’t eliminate the driver license road test… update it
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The Winston-Salem Journal first published the following joint op-ed on June 12, 2020: Pump the brakes! Don’t eliminate the driver license road test… update it By Cathy Chase and Dr. Flaura Koplin Winston Guest columnists Jun 12, 2020 COVID-19 resulted…

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Joint Statement on INVEST in America Act
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Joint Statement: “INVEST in America Act” Advances Crucial Safety Improvements That Will Reduce the Carnage on U.S. Roadways   U.S. House…

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Statement Submitted to Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Transportation, Infrastructure and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety submitted a statement to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  The statement was submitted as part of the record for a hearing titled:…

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The Hill Op-Ed: Congress must proceed with caution on driverless cars bill
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The Hill newspaper first published the following joint op-ed on May 29, 2020: Congress must proceed with caution on driverless cars bill By Cathy Chase and Missy Cummings, Opinion Contributor – 5/29/20 The May 20 article, “Action on driverless cars…

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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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Statement on the Release of House Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 29, 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 (Advocates), On the Release of House Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan   With today’s…

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Press Release: 2020 Roadmap of Highway Safety Laws
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 23, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / 202-408-1141 (O) / 301-442-2249 (C) / pdaniels@saferoads.org   Annual Report Finds Most States Lack Crucial Highway Safety Laws    Time for Action by State Legislatures as 2020 Sessions Commence  …

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Media Alert: 2020 Roadmap of Highway Safety Laws
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MEDIA ALERT: News Conference and Webcast NEW DATE: Thursday, January 23 11am EST CONTACTS:  Pete Daniels, 202-408-1141 (O), 301-442-2249 (C), pdaniels@saferoads.org Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com   New Report to Reveal “Best and Worst” States, Rate 50 States and DC on Highway…

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Invitation to Capitol Hill Briefing on Autonomous Vehicles
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A group of stakeholders including Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will hold a briefing on automated vehicles on Monday, January 13 at 10:00am EST on Capitol Hill, Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385.  Read the briefing invitation by…

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Statement on U.S. DOT’s 4.0 Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Policy
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 8, 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 U.S. DOT’s 4.0 Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Policy   Despite the…

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Media Alert: Capitol Hill Briefing on Autonomous Vehicle Safety
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CONTACT: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety:  Pete Daniels / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) / pdaniels@saferoads.org The Center for Auto Safety: Jason Levine / 202-328-7700 / contact@autosafety.org Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund: Carol Tyson / 202-878-9186 / ctyson@dredf.org League…

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Statement on U.S. Department of Transportation Rulemaking Changes
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On U.S. Department of Transportation Rulemaking Changes Overdue safety rules will…

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Letter to Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) Urging Signing of Distracted Driving Bill
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On Friday, November 22, 2019, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety sent THIS LETTER to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urging him to sign House Bill (H.) 4203 into law.  The legislation will improve safety on Massachusetts roads by broadening the…

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Statement for November 20, 2019 Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Automated Vehicles
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) submitted a written statement to the Senate Commerce Committee to be included in the record of a hearing titled “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology.”  You can read…

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING HILL BRIEFING ON DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)   MEDIA AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING HILL BRIEFING ON DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING   When:  Thursday, November 21, 2019. The briefing is scheduled to take place from 2:00-3:00 pm EST. The media availability will…

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Capitol Hill Briefing on Drug-Impaired Driving
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On Thursday, November 21, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will host an expert panel discussion on the subject of drug-impaired driving: What we know, what we don’t know, what’s being done, and how to determine the scope of…

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Protecting Roadside First Responders Act
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On October 24, 2019, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Protecting Roadside First Responders Act of 2019, which aims to reduce tragic incidents involving law enforcement officers and others being hit…

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Statement on 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes   36,560 people killed in…

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Statement on National Teen Driver Safety Week
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On National Teen Driver Safety Week States must take action to…

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Advocates Call for Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) / pdaniels@saferoads.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2019 Advocates Call for Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) U.S. NCAP is out of date and outpaced by existing technology, and by NCAPs…

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NCAP at 40: Time to Return to Excellence
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On October 17, 2019 former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Joan Claybrook and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released a paper titled: “NCAP at 40: Time to Return to Excellence.”  The report recounts the history of the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in the U.S. and includes recommendations for improving the program.

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Statement of Joan Claybrook on Legislation to Require Passive Alcohol Detection Systems
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On Wednesday October 16, 2019, Joan Claybrook, President Emeritus of Public Citizen and Board Member of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety delivered remarks at a press conference in support of the RIDE Act, a bill introduced by Sen. Tom…

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Support Letter from Leading Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Organizations on Hot Cars Legislation
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On Monday, October 15, a group of leading property/casualty insurance companies and organizations sent THIS LETTER to congressional leaders in support of the Hot Cars Act of 2019.

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Media Alert: Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019 CONTACT:   Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 202-408-1711 or 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org   MEDIA ALERT: PRESS CONFERENCE Upgrading the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) U.S. NCAP is out of date and…

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Statement on Child Passenger Safety Week
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For Immediate Release: September 13, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Immediate Opportunities to Protect Children in Cars By Advancing Essential State &…

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Demonstration of Technology That Prevents Hot Car Deaths
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CONTACT:   Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety 202-408-1711 or 301-442-2249, pdaniels@saferoads.org Janette Fennell, KidsAndCars.org, 415-336-9279, Janette@KidsAndCars.org Amber Rollins, KidsAndCars.org, 913-205-6973, amber@KidsAndCars.org   MEDIA ALERT: DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNOLOGY THAT PREVENTS HOT CAR DEATHS Wednesday, September 18, 2019  …

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School Bus Safety Act Press Conference Remarks
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While school buses generally experience fewer crashes than other types of vehicles, basic safety features like seat belts are still not required.  We must urgently address this major safety gap.

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Statement on Automakers’ Announcement Regarding Unenforceable, Voluntary Agreement on Rear Seat Occupant Alert Technology
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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2019 Contact: Pete Daniels (202) 408-1711, (301) 442-2249 (c) or pdaniels@saferoads.org   Statement of Cathy Chase, President,  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Automakers’ Announcement Regarding Unenforceable, Voluntary Agreement on Rear Seat Occupant Alert Technology  …

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