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Joan Claybrook

Statement: Two-Year Anniversary of a Horrific Drunk Driving Tragedy Marked by Re-Commitment by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) to Take Action

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On the two-year anniversary of the deadly impaired driving crash that killed Rima and Issam Abbas and their three children, family members and friends joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to recommit to advancing proven drunk driving prevention technology in all new cars.

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Statement in Opposition to the SELF DRIVE Act

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Today, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) re-introduced the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act, legislation on driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), that would perpetuate a dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving, while also restricting states’ abilities to protect their road users from this unproven technology.

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Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 with the mission of reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.  While a series of “pat on the back” online discussions this week will focus on progress made over the last 50 years, in reality this agency is failing to meet the moment.  Just today, the National Safety Council released statistics for the first half of 2020 showing fatality rates on our roadways are estimated to have increased 20 percent.  Clearly more can and must be done to address this disturbing and distressing uptick.

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The Hill Op-Ed by Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine, and William Wallace: Auto Safety At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill

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The following op-ed was originally published by The Hill on Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill BY CATHY CHASE, JOAN CLAYBROOK, JASON LEVINE AND WILLIAM WALLACE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY…

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