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“Unsafe at Any Speed” 55th Anniversary Report

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In January 2021 Ralph Nader released a report marking the 55th anniversary of his book, “Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile.”  The report provides a detailed blueprint for reducing motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries…

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Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 90 to Upgrade Alabama’s Distracted Driving Law

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On February 5, 2021 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the Alabama Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in support of House Bill (HB) 90.  The legislation would improve safety on Alabama roads by broadening the current prohibition on drivers from using wireless communication devices to read, write or send text messages while operating a motor vehicle to include distracting viewing of non-navigational content and manual use.

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Letter Opposing Bill to Weaken Iowa’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law – House Study Bill (HSB) 4

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On January 14, 2021, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the Iowa House Agriculture Committee in opposition to House Study Bill (HSB) 4.  The legislation would 
would expand an exemption to the state’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for a special minor’s driver’s license to permit 14.5-year-old novice drivers to drive unsupervised up to 50 miles between destinations if they live or work on a farm and would remove a restriction preventing applicants who live within one mile of their school from qualifying.

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