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MEDIA ALERT: Members of Congress and Safety and Bicyclist Advocates to Address the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Data Release on Crashes Involving Vehicles Equipped with Partial or Fully Automated Driving Technology

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), joined by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA), U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), the League of American Bicyclists and former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Joan Claybrook will discuss the release of data on crashes involving vehicles equipped with partial or fully automated driving technology.

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Statement on 2021 Crash Fatalities and the Growing Public Health Crisis on U.S. Roadways

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The latest fatality estimates released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirm that our nation experienced a horrific spike of motor vehicle crash deaths on our roadways.  Last year, 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, a 10.5 percent increase from 2020, and the highest amount since 2005.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) agrees with NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff, who is calling this crisis on our roadways “urgent and preventable.”  An equally urgent response to advance vehicle and roadway safety upgrades is needed.

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Statement on Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an annual event to focus on reducing the persistent death and injury toll due to motorcycle crashes.  In 2020, the number of motorcycle riders killed, 5,579, was the largest in a single year since data collection began in 1975.  This was also an alarming 11 percent increase from 2019 and accounted for 14 percent of all roadway deaths. 

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Statement on Revisions to Rules for Protecting Occupants in Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADS)

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Streamlining compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) for auto manufacturers should not sacrifice the safety of everyone in and around the cars they’re selling.  At a bare minimum, vehicles with ADS must be required to provide the same levels of occupant protection required in passenger vehicles.

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