Virtual Press Conference to Ensure Safety is Advanced in Any Transportation and Infrastructure Package

  • July 19, 2021
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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) hosted a virtual press conference on July 21, 2021 featuring U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and U.S. Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).  The event also included remarks by families of truck crash, distracted driving crash, child “hot car” and seatback failure victims, and safety, public health, law enforcement, bicyclist and consumer advocates discussing needed safety provisions included in the House INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) but currently missing in the Senate Surface Transportation Investment Act (S. 2016).


Press Release

Virtual Press Conference Video

Media Alert

Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Statement of Joan Claybrook, Former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Statement of Amy Cohen (New York), Co-Founder, Families for Safe Streets

Statement of Tammy Huffman (Michigan), Truck Safety Coalition Volunteer

Statement of Angela Jones (Arizona), Family Advocate with Kids and Car Safety

Statement of Eileen Kosc (Delaware), Truck Safety Coalition Volunteer

Statement of Commander Chris Olson, Oro Valley, Arizona Police Department

Statement of Ken McLeod, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists

Statement of Pete Sullivan, World Class Certified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician 

Statement of Dr. Deanna Wathington, Executive Board Chair, American Public Health Association