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Letter Opposing Senate Bill (SB) 331 to Raise Speed Limits on West Virginia Highways

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Speeding in West Virginia was a contributing factor in 33 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2019, a notably higher proportion than the national average of 26 percent (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)). Excess speed can contribute to both the frequency and severity of motor vehicle crashes and is especially damaging to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Letter Opposing House Bill (HB) 628 to Raise Speed Limits on New Hampshire Roadways

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In 2020 despite a steep drop in vehicle miles traveled, 42 percent at its lowest point compared to the average in 2019, the number of traffic fatalities in New Hampshire remained consistent with 2019, indicating a spike in the traffic fatality rate. Reckless driving resulting in deadlier crashes has been identified as a cause, and the lethal combination of a rise in speeding and impaired driving and a decrease in seat belt use has been reported. Clearly, these dangerous issues need to be addressed and certainly should not be exacerbated by increasing speed limits.

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Statement on Release of 2019 Motor Vehicle Crash Data

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While today’s report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a slight two percent decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities during 2019, 36,096 people were killed and an additional 2.74 million people were injured on our Nation’s roadways.  This is completely unacceptable – especially considering proven safety technologies are available and lifesaving laws could be enacted in all states.

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Statement on Upcoming October Events — Teen Driver Safety Week and Halloween

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“Scary” times for teen novice drivers and trick-or-treaters can be alleviated with proven safety countermeasures and advanced vehicle safety technology.

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