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Joint Statement on U.S. Senate’s Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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 Failure to adopt House-passed safety requirements in the Senate’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act puts all road users on a dangerous and deadly path.

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Statement in Response to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill

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Transportation and infrastructure legislation released today, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, fails to address the mounting physical, emotional and economic toll of motor vehicle crashes occurring every year.  The unique opportunity to enact transformative transportation policies occurs every five years.  Congress must capitalize on this moment and include proven solutions to the problems that persist on our nation’s roads.

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Victim Advocate Messages to Congress About Transportation & Infrastructure Legislation

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On July 22, 2021, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) began sending messages to Congress from family members who have suffered the death or injury of a child, spouse or loved one because of a car or truck crash, hot car incident or seatback failure.  These victim advocates call upon Congress to advance proven auto safety solutions to prevent future tragedies as part of transportation and infrastructure legislation. 

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Message to Congress From Crash Victim Advocate Amy Cohen

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“2,842 days.  Nearly 41 million minutes.  That is how long it has been since I last kissed my kind, adorable 12-year-old son goodbye and then never saw him alive again.  He was in 8th grade and just needed to walk from school to soccer practice.  That should not be a deadly act.  In his memory, I urge Congress to prioritize safety.  It is imperative that vehicles be designed to protect children like mine just trying to get around on our streets.  All vehicles should have automatic emergency braking (AEB) with an ability to detect those walking and biking who are most vulnerable.”

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