As Americans plan to take to the highways for their summer vacations, we need Congress to make sure that important safety measures for cars and highways are included in the final surface transportation bill before it becomes law.
Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for all Americans ages five to 34. Strong vehicle safety requirements would save lives and reduce costs associated with vehicle crashes by, for example, improving standards for car seats for children and providing grants to states that pass and enforce anti-distracted driving laws.
The House wound up approving its version of the transportation bill without including the Senate-backed safety measures. But there's still hope that these important consumer protections will become law. A committee of House and Senate members is now working a final draft of the transportation bill.
Take action! Tell your lawmakers that you want strong vehicle safety standards for you and your family.
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