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Statement on the Death of Clarence Ditlow
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2016                                    Contact:   Cathy Chase, 571-243-7282, cchase@saferoads.org Statement of Jackie Gillan, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on the Death of Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety and…

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Statement from NHTSA Public Meeting on Federal Automated Vehicles Policy
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STATEMENT OF PETER KURDOCK, DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY & AUTO SAFETY NHTSA PUBLIC MEETING: FEDERAL AUTOMATED VEHICLES POLICY NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Good afternoon. I am Peter Kurdock, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Advocates for Highway and Auto…

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Federal Appeals Court Decision Rejects Baseless Challenge to Truck Driver ELD Rule
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016 Contact:  Allison Kennedy, 202.408.1711, akennedy@saferoads.org Federal Appeals Court Decision Rejects Baseless Challenge to Truck Driver Electronic Logging Device Rule Decision Clears the Way for the Rule that Will Help Reduce Driver Fatigue, at a…

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10% Spike in Young Driver Fatalities – Advocates’ Call to Action During National Teen Driver Safety Week
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2016 Contact:  Allison Kennedy, 202.408.1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF CATHY CHASE, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY ON NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK Young Driver Fatalities Up 10% in 2015…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on DOT Release of Federal AV Policy
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACQUELINE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON U.S. DOT RELEASE OF FEDERAL AUTOMATED VEHICLES POLICY The U.S. DOT proactive approach to the safe…

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HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths
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FULL AUDIO FROM MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL AVAILABLE HERE Contact: Advocates: Allison Kennedy, akennedy@saferoads.org, (202) 408-1711; KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell (415) 336-9279; Rep. Ryan: Michael Zetts (202) 225-5261; Rep. Schakowsky: Sam Avery (202) 225-2111 HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced Today Will…

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Sept. 9 Marks 50th Anniversary of Highway and Auto Safety Laws
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Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org MEDIA ADVISORY TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 9, MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT AND THE HIGHWAY SAFETY ACT Safety Standards, Programs and Interventions are More Important Now than Ever as…

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Advocates’ Statement on GAO Report on Defective Trinity Guardrail Head
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF HENRY JASNY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL, ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) REPORT ON DEFECTIVE TRINITY ET-PLUS GUARDRAIL HEAD…

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Advocates and the Trucking Alliance File Amicus Brief Supporting Rule on ELDs for Truck Driver Hours of Service
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For Immediate Release:  June 23, 2016 Contact:  Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Trucking Alliance File Amicus Brief Supporting Federal Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices to Record Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service  Rule…

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Jackie Gillan on Trucks.Com: Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation
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  Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation June 23, 2016 Opinion   Traffic safety groups are pushing NHTSA to establish standards for crash avoidance systems in trucks. (Photo: Washington State Patrol)   Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of…

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‘Star Trek’ actor’s death prompts new calls for auto recall fix
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        ‘Star Trek’ actor’s death prompts new calls for auto recall fix WASHINGTON | BY DAVID SHEPARDSON World | Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:59am EDT Cast member Anton Yelchin poses during the photo call for the movie ‘Burying the ex’ at the…

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Safer Teen Drivers
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  Safer teen drivers June 16, 2016 Can Maryland’s teen drivers be saved from themselves? Last week, three Montgomery County teens, all juniors at Clarksburg High School, died in a single-vehicle crash in Damascus. The driver, a 17-year-old who had…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Sen. Bill Nelson’s Report on Takata Airbags
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016                                   Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SEN. BILL NELSON’S (D-FL), RANKING MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION, REPORT…

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Statements on House Appropriations Committee Action to Repeal Commonsense Truck Safety Rules
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 Contact: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org With Memorial Day Weekend Approaching and Record Number of Highway Deaths and Injuries Predicted, Congress Moves Special Interest Bill Putting Even More Tired Truckers on the Roads with Families…

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HuffPost Politics: Congress Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety
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Fighting the virus is tied to a bill that would allow fatigued truckers to stay on the road for more than 80 hours a week. 05/19/2016 05:00 am ET Michael McAuliff WASHINGTON — Truck driver Dana Logan tried on Wednesday…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CALL-IN: TUESDAY, JULY 14, 11:00 AM EST
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On Eve of Senate Commerce Committee Markup, Highway Safety Advocacy Groups, Crash Victims and Members of Congress to Hold Media Conference Call to Expose Fatal Flaws in Chairman’s Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill For First Time in 25 Years, Separate Highway Bills Are…

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JOINT STATEMENT: Different Version of Highway Safety Bill by Republicans and Democrats Reflect Different Vision of Public Safety Needs in Response to the Largest Vehicle Safety Recalls in History and Mounting Truck Crash Deaths and Injuries
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Jackie Gillan, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Daphne Izer, Founder, Parents Against Tired Truckers, Jennifer Tierney, N.C. Volunteer Coordinator, Truck Safety Coalition, Joan Claybrook, Chair, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways, Jack Gillis, Director of Public Affairs, Consumer…

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Statement of Jackie Gillan on Passage of Senate Funding Bill
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STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE FY 2016 TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL Today, our highways became more deadly and our families less safe because…

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Senate urged to reject special interest riders
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CONTACT: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415 and bronrott@gmail.com MEDIA ADVISORY   Truck crash victims, law enforcement, safety advocates to join Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) as Senate is poised to consider dangerous special interest riders including “Double 33 Trailers” and “Tired Truckers” provisions passed…

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Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Increases to Federal Truck Size and Weight Limits
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For Immediate Release: June 17, 2015 Contact: Jody Couser (443) 703-8678, jodycouser@gmail.com State Action Comes as U.S. Senate is Poised to Consider Transportation Spending Bill, a Likely Vehicle for Anti-Truck Safety “Riders”  U.S. House Transportation Spending Bill (HR 2577) Forces Illinois and…

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USA Today – Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view
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Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view The Editorial Board, 7:49 p.m. EDT June 15, 2015 Federal watchdog now has the will and the leader needed for change. Congress needs to deliver the way. When the nation’s car safety…

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The Baltimore Sun, Editorial: A dangerous maneuver
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A dangerous maneuver June 3, 2015, 1:39 PM With truck-involved fatalities on the rise, why would Congress relax safety standards? With the number of fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers on the rise, now would seem like the wrong time to consider…

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Advocates joins Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and other safety advocates to push for passage of the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 1181)
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Schakowsky, Pallone, DeGette and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act in advance of Takata Hearing June 2, 2015 Victim of Takata Air Bag Failure, Consumer Advocates Urge Congress to Act WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, June 2, the House Energy…

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