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Statement on Pedestrian Safety Month

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This Pedestrian Safety Month, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is shining a spotlight on the need to implement proven countermeasures to protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users (VRUs), especially as overall traffic fatalities also continue to rise.

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Statement on 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

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Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, issuing a grade of “D” for U.S. roads and “C” for bridges.  Since its last report in 2017, the grade for roads has remained at a dismal “D,” and the grade for bridges holds the disappointing distinction of being the only category in which the grade dropped (from a C+).  This is not a “refrigerator-worthy” report card.  It is time for our nation’s leaders to “hit the books” and advance proven solutions to upgrade our infrastructure which will also result in improving safety for all road users.

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Media Alert: Capitol Hill Briefing on Autonomous Vehicle Safety

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CONTACT: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety:  Pete Daniels / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C) / pdaniels@saferoads.org The Center for Auto Safety: Jason Levine / 202-328-7700 / contact@autosafety.org Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund: Carol Tyson / 202-878-9186 / ctyson@dredf.org League…

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Statement on 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes

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CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 202-408-1711 / 301-442-2249 (C)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2019   Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, On 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes   36,560 people killed in…

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