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TIME AND ROOM CHANGE: On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety will release the 11th Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. This report grades states on 15 essential highway safety laws. As the report will show, 2012 highway deaths are up, yet state legislative activity on safety laws is down.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety releases the 2014 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws.
As 2012 highway deaths are up - state legislative action is down. 11th annual Roadmap Report highlights dangerous gaps in state traffic safety laws.
Please click here for the full report, click here for the press kit, and click here for the list of best and worst states.
To view the webcast of the release event, please click here.
01/22/2014 - 01:06
Public Health and Safety Leaders, Truck Drivers, Law Enforcement, and Truck Crash Victims Oppose Changing Federal Law to Allow Deadly Bigger and Heavier Trucks in Every State.
Please click here for the media advisory and here for the press release.
04/09/2014 - 08:40
Deadly special interest exemptions from federal truck safety regulations slipped into House Appropriations bill. Local and national safety, labor, environment, consumer and public health groups oppose.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety celebrates 25 years of promoting lifesaving laws and program resulting in safer vehicles, safer drivers and safer roads. Reception held on Capitol Hill honors Highway Safety Heroes, Lifetime Achievement Safety Award recipients and presents the inaugural Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Highway Safety Leadership Award. Results of a new report showing major public health and economic benefits of enacting highway and auto safety laws also announced.
Please click here for the press release, here for the full list of award recipients, and here for the full report by Dr. Ted Miller.
06/18/2014 - 08:53
Senate Commerce Subcommittee to hold hearing on truck safety on Tuesday, July 29th in the Russell Senate Office Building. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Consumer Co-Chair Joan Claybrook to testify. Media availability will occur at 2:30 p.m. prior to the hearing, outside room 253.
Advocates' President Jackie Gillan testifies before Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance during the hearing "Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."
Public opinion poll reveals overwhelming opposition to efforts in Congress to increase truck driver working and driving hours. The results of this new poll will be announced on a press conference call Thursday, October 16 at 2 p.m. EST.
Please click here for the press release and here for the poll results.
10/16/2014 - 10:14
October 19 - 25 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens, Governors and state legislatures should make enactment of comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing laws a top priority.
Please click here for the full statement of Jackie Gillan.
10/21/2014 - 11:09
Statement of Advocates' President Jackie Gillan on CBS 60 Minutes report "Falling Apart: America's Neglected Infrastructure." Congress and the Obama Administration must protect current truck size and weight limits to stop additional damage and preventable deaths and injuries.
Congress poised to increase truck driver hours of service in aftermath of Tracy Morgan truck crash. Truck crash victims and survivors, public health and safety groups and truck drivers urge Congress to stop assault on truck safety in government funding bill.
Please click here for the letter and here for the press release.
Please click here for the letter from U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx.
12/03/2014 - 22:03
Press conference on Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. EST
Congress is considering a major change to federal regulations that will dramatically increase the number of hours a semi-truck driver is allowed to work in a week from 70 to 82 hours. Families of truck crash victims, Teamsters, and safety advocates join Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) to urge Congress to stop this attack on truck safety.
Please click here for the entire electronic press packet.