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Oct 16, 2014, 14:00 ET

New Survey Shows Strong Public Opposition to Longer Truck Driver Working Hours

 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Truck Safety Coalition today released the results of a survey today released the results of a survey...

Jan 22, 2014, 11:30 ET

2012 Highway Deaths Up - State Legislative Action Down

 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released the 2014 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. This annual report grades all...

Jan 15, 2013, 08:00 ET

Tenth Annual Roadmap Report Grades States on Highway Safety Laws As Crash Deaths Show Increase in 2012

 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released the 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, its tenth annual report card...

May 31, 2012, 11:00 ET

With Deadliest Driving Days of Summer Ahead, Safety Advocates Urge Congress to Pass Safety Advances in Transportation Bill

 As the June 7th deadline for the conference report and the June 30th expiration of the current transportation spending extension near, safety...

Mar 14, 2012, 14:06 ET

Safety Advocates Praise Senate Passage of Bipartisan Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation

Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers and Safer Roads  The Senate today significantly advanced...

Feb 24, 2012, 13:25 ET

Safety Groups and Drivers Go to Court Over New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule

NEW RULE ON TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE FAILS TO ADDRESS DRIVER FATIGUE The federal rule for truck driver hours of service (HOS) still...

Jan 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws Shows Fiscal Impact of Highway Safety Gaps

 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today released the 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws, the ninth annual report card grading all...

Dec 08, 2011, 11:15 ET

Safety Advocates Praise Introduction of Truck and Bus Safety Bill

Democratic leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today introduced legislation to advance commercial motor vehicle...

Nov 30, 2011, 09:30 ET

Lifesaving Truck Safety Rule Under Assault in Congress

  Safety Groups, Victims and Survivors, and Labor Urge Congress Not to Bow to Special Interests on Life and Death Safety Issue...

Oct 18, 2011, 09:59 ET

National Teen Driver Safety Week Marked by Parents Urging Congress to Pass Safe Driving Bill

Parents of children killed in teen-related crashes joined today to mark "National Teen Driver Safety Week", October 16-22, and to urge Congress to...

Jul 29, 2011, 10:00 ET

Safety Advocates Praise Senate Introduction of Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Legislation

Legislation to improve the safety of vehicles, advance traffic safety laws in states and enhance consumer information has been introduced by the...

Jul 05, 2011, 14:30 ET

Federal Teen Driving Legislation Gains Bipartisan Support From Transportation Cabinet Officials in Previous Administrations

In anticipation of possible legislative action in both the House and Senate on a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill, two former...

May 11, 2011, 08:00 ET

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Calls on Congress to Focus on Better Teen Driving Laws in Every State

As nations worldwide, under The United Nations umbrella, called today for urgent, sustained attention to motor vehicle safety upgrades in every...

Mar 08, 2011, 11:00 ET

Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act Introduced in Congress, With New Poll Showing Strong Support From Teens

Gathered in a U.S. Capitol meeting room, a coalition of parents, teens, pediatricians, safety advocates, insurance and other business executives...

Jan 24, 2011, 10:00 ET

New Report Shows Highway Safety Deficit Adds to State Budget Woes

Highway safety advocates today released the 2011 Roadmap Report, the eighth annual report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia...

Nov 16, 2010, 11:33 ET

Safety Group Lauds NTSB for Adding Motorcycle Helmet Laws to 'Most Wanted' List, Urges Congress to Enact Overdue Traffic Safety Recommendations

State Laws Governing Seat Belt Enforcement, Teen Licensing, Drunk Driving And Motorcycle Helmet Use on National Priority Safety Agenda Following...

Sep 28, 2010, 16:02 ET

Passage Now of Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act Would Stem Reckless Annual Tide of Thousands of Teen Car Crash Deaths

Parents of children killed in teen-related crashes joined others affected by such all-too-common incidents, safety advocates and a leading research...

Aug 03, 2010, 00:01 ET

More Solid Evidence for Passage of the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act According to New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Study

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on the views of parents of...

Jul 21, 2010, 13:00 ET

'No Time To Waste' on Toyota Reform Bill Says Coalition of Victims, Safety & Consumer Groups, Former Agency Administrators

House Committee Leaders Join In Call For Immediate Action In Congress As the August Congressional recess nears, family members victimized by...

May 26, 2010, 10:00 ET

New Report Shows Safety Laws Save Lives, Billions in Costs

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released a new report showing that federal and state auto safety laws enacted over the past...