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Joan Claybrook

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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Members of Congress, Crash Victims & Advocates: Safety Must Be Advanced in Any Transportation/Infrastructure Package

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As a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators continue deliberation on comprehensive infrastructure legislation, today Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), joined by U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), families of truck crash, distracted driving crash, child “hot car” and seatback failure victims, and safety, public health, law enforcement, bicyclist and consumer advocates asserted that the legislation must include vital motor vehicle safety upgrades that will prevent crashes and save lives before being sent to President Biden.

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New York Times Letter to the Editor by Joan Claybrook on Autonomous Vehicles

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Major companies have invested billions of dollars and ignored public warnings by knowledgeable auto executives that futuristic driverless cars will not be ready for public use for years to come.

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