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Statement on Pedestrian Safety Month

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2022 CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement from Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on Pedestrian Safety Month (October 2022) Pedestrian fatalities spiked 13 percent last year following multiyear…

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Advocates Urges Maryland General Assembly to Upgrade Child Passenger Safety Law

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Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). Maryland’s current child passenger safety law requires children under age seven and less than 57 inches in height to use a child safety seat. Since that law was enacted, new research has been conducted and best practices in child passenger protection have been updated, calling for requirements that make further specifications related to stages of physical development from infancy through early childhood.

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MEDIA ALERT: Annual Report Card to Rate 50 States & DC on Passage of Top Traffic Safety Laws Aimed at Curbing Historic Rise in Roadway Deaths

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will release the 2022 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, an annual report detailing 16 optimal traffic safety laws proven to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.  Advocates will also release the findings of a new public opinion poll about roadway dangers.

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Major Group Letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Advancing Essential Auto Safety Upgrades

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We look forward to working with you to ensure that every person in every state on every road for every mode of travel will be provided equitable transportation protections. Meaningfully addressing the current inequitable physical, emotional, and economic toll of motor vehicle crashes is achievable now.

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