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MEDIA ALERT: Members of Congress and Safety and Bicyclist Advocates to Address the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Data Release on Crashes Involving Vehicles Equipped with Partial or Fully Automated Driving Technology

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), joined by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA), U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), the League of American Bicyclists and former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Joan Claybrook will discuss the release of data on crashes involving vehicles equipped with partial or fully automated driving technology.

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Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Infrastructure Upgrades and Proven Vehicle Safety Technology in Letter Submitted to House Hearing on Roadway Safety

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We laud the Subcommittee for holding this hearing as the recent data released from NHTSA illustrates the depth of the public health crisis on America’s roads. Infrastructure upgrades coupled with proven vehicle safety technology can help to improve these grim statistics. We look forward to continuing to work with the Members of this Subcommittee to improve public safety.

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Statement on Memorial Day Travel and Roadway Safety

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During the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, more than 39 million people are expected to drive 50 miles or more from home, according to AAA. The predicted increase means miles traveled by car may reach near pre-pandemic levels. This forecast coupled with the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that nearly 43,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2021 must serve as a blaring cautionary alarm to all those who will be driving, biking, walking or rolling this coming weekend.

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Statement on 2021 Crash Fatalities and the Growing Public Health Crisis on U.S. Roadways

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The latest fatality estimates released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirm that our nation experienced a horrific spike of motor vehicle crash deaths on our roadways.  Last year, 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, a 10.5 percent increase from 2020, and the highest amount since 2005.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) agrees with NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff, who is calling this crisis on our roadways “urgent and preventable.”  An equally urgent response to advance vehicle and roadway safety upgrades is needed.

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