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Melissa Wandall

Statement on National Stop on Red Week 2022

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Advocates commends National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) President Melissa Wandall for her ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the dangers posed by red light running and the need to advance proven solutions to curb this persistent threat on our roadways.  In 2020, 928 people were killed in red light running crashes, half of which were pedestrians, bicyclists and people in vehicles other than the vehicle running the red light.  Red light running is a serious issue in need of substantiated solutions.

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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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