Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer.
Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN KILLED IN CAR BACKOVER INCIDENTS AND SAFETY GROUPS PLEAD FOR OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE LIFESAVING ACTION
A press event will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 1 p.m. EDT to demand the Obama Administration issue a final rear visibility rule from the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act. This event will feature U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with safety advocates and families of children affected by backover crashes.
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These recent crashes have drawn the focus of the media and the public to the dangerous and all-to-deadly consequences of lapses in occupant protection and operational safety. CBS This Morning aired a segment on February 15th in response to a deadly crash in the San Bernadino Mountains of Southern California that can be viewed here.