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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April Fools’ Day marks the start of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but distracted driving is no joke.  It remains a leading contributor to motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) calls for decisive action on a comprehensive strategy to curb distraction behind the wheel.

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Major Group Letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Advancing Essential Auto Safety Upgrades

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We look forward to working with you to ensure that every person in every state on every road for every mode of travel will be provided equitable transportation protections. Meaningfully addressing the current inequitable physical, emotional, and economic toll of motor vehicle crashes is achievable now.

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Statement on the Introduction of Legislation to Advance Impaired Driving Prevention Technology

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) applauds Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12th), Kathleen Rice (D-NY, 4th) and David McKinley (R-WV, 1st) for their leadership to significantly and substantially reduce the avoidable toll of deaths and injuries caused by drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.  Today, they introduced The Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Act (HALT Drunk Driving Act), based on language in the Moving Forward Act (116th Congress, H.R. 2) which was passed with bipartisan support by the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2020.  The bill requires the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a rule five years after enactment compelling new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with advanced drunk driving prevention technology.

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Statement on Autonomous Vehicles Rule

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Today’s action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is the culmination of a preoccupation with kowtowing to the auto industry’s priority of removing so-called regulatory barriers in order to facilitate the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While we expected nothing less, this misdirection should not go unnoticed or overlooked.

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