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Advocates Urges Alabama to Upgrade its Distracted Driving Law

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On February 22, 2022, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the leadership of the Alabama House of Representatives urging lawmakers to upgrade the state’s distracted driving laws.  While Alabama has taken steps to deter this deadly conduct by enacting a prohibition on texting behind the wheel and on the use of devices by novice, young drivers, more can and should be done to reduce the prevalence of visual, manual and cognitive driver distraction caused by device use.

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Letter to the Michigan House Judiciary Committee on Distracted Driving Legislation

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On April 15, 2021 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the Michigan House Judiciary Committee urging the removal of a provision in House Bill (HB) 4277 to permit an exemption for device use in autonomous vehicles (AV), and supporting HB 4277 and HB 4279. The legislation would improve safety on Michigan roads by broadening the current prohibition on texting while operating a motor vehicle to include social media engagement and distracting viewing or transmitting of video and manual use (HB 4277) and restricting hands free use for novice drivers (HB 4279).

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