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Melissa Wandall

Message to Congress from Red Light Running Crash Victim Advocate Melissa Wandall

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“My husband Mark was taken from our family following a senseless red light running crash in 2003. Today, I am asking Congress to ensure that lifesaving safety technology is required in all new vehicles.”

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Statement on Stop on Red Week 2021

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Red light running is a known killer on our roads.  The annual “Stop on Red Week” campaign by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) shines a spotlight on the need to address this deadly behavior, which was responsible for more than 800 deaths and 143,000 injuries in 2019 alone.

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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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