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Message to Congress from Truck Safety Victim Advocate Russ Swift

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent the message to Congress below on August, 31, 2021:   Russ Swift (Port St. Lucie, FL), Co-Chair of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.): “Nearly 28 years ago, October 14, 1993, our 23-year-old…

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Message to Congress from Seatback Safety Victim Advocate Andy Warner

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“My daughter, Taylor Grace, was killed in 2010, at almost 17 months old, when our car was hit from behind, and the seat in front of her collapsed in a totally predictable way. She was killed by a seat that met the federal standard. Our little girl did not live to see her second birthday, but this failing standard is now almost 54 years old. We chose the vehicle we were in because we thought it was safe. Yet, because the government has failed to modernize the seatback standard, parents just like us are putting their own children at risk every day when they are doing exactly as the government recommends – putting their babies in the back seat.”

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Statement on U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation & Infrastructure Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), On U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act fails…

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Message to Congress From Truck Safety Victim Advocate Jena Frost

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“This November it will be 5 years since Wyatt was killed and my husband and I still think about him every day, and multiple times throughout the day.  We will never stop thinking of the senselessness of that Friday afternoon – that truck driver, that box truck.  Wyatt’s crash proves that these vehicles are just as deadly as the larger trucks, and they are moving by the many thousands through our streets and neighborhoods at all times of the day.  We now have the technology to make sure that, if drivers fail to apply brakes when they should, a truck can apply them automatically with ‘Automatic Emergency Braking,’ or AEB. But the current proposed infrastructure bill doesn’t require all trucks to have that safety device.”

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