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Statement on Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 6-10, 2021) and Newly Released Studies Showing Older Drivers Face Greater Risks Due to Older Vehicles

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During Older Driver Awareness week (Dec. 6-10, 2021), Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) thanks the researchers at IIHS for highlighting this issue and calls on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to accelerate progress towards requiring lifesaving safety technology in new vehicles, as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ((IIJA), Pub. L. 117-58) which was enacted last month.

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Statement on Road Safety During Halloween

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2021 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Statement from Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Road Safety During Halloween   Excited children walking on sidewalks and roadsides…

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Protecting Roadside First Responders Act (S. 1386/H.R. 2867) Support List

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More than 25 organizations have signed up so far in 2021 to support the Protecting Roadside First Responders Act (S. 1386/H.R. 2868). Sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL, 17th), the bill would advance performance standards and requirements for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW) and blind spot detection (BSD).

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Statement on Protecting Roadside First Responders Act

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The Protecting Roadside First Responders Act directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop safety standards for these crash avoidance technologies and require them in new vehicles.  Currently, these technologies are predominantly available on luxury models or as part of expensive upgrade packages.  The bill addresses this inequity by requiring them across the board.

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