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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is Seeking
Curtail Red Light Running and Speeding-Related Crashes
year throughout the nation there are approximately 200,000 crashes
caused by red light running, resulting in about 1,000 deaths and
crashes resulted in 12,350 fatalities in 2000, representing 29.5% of
all motor vehicle fatalities. Additionally,
39,000 people received serious-to-critical injuries; 71,000 people
received moderate injuries; and 593,000 people received minor
WHO IS ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY?
in 1989, “Advocates” is an alliance of consumer, health, law
enforcement 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.
For more information, please visit, our website. Advocates’ president is also a member of the Advisory Board
of the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running. For more information, please visit that
IS THE SURVIVOR ADVOCATES NETWORK?
its inception, Advocates has worked with “survivor advocates” to
advance and protect highway safety laws throughout the country. These individuals have suffered the personal consequences of
motor vehicle crashes and have decided to work to protect others
from the pain they have had to endure.
Advocates is currently building a network of survivor
advocates who have either survived a red light running or
speed-related crash or lost a loved one because of a red light
running or speed-related crash.
individuals can become as involved as they would like in efforts to
curtail red light running and/or speeding.
No previous advocacy experience is needed, although they will
be asked to support legislation expanding the use of red light
and/or speed cameras as one of the tools that can be used to curtail
these dangerous driving behaviors and to speak favorably about photo
will work with these individuals to prepare, assist and even
“coach” them for advocacy involvement if necessary. Some of the activities in which survivor advocates can choose
to participate are: writing letters to legislators; testifying
before state legislative committees; speaking to news reporters on
the phone; writing letters to the editors of local papers; serving
as a spokesperson at media events; and working with other survivor
advocates throughout the country.
is currently focusing its efforts on identifying and working with
survivor advocates primarily in states that have been actively
considering or are currently using automated enforcement.
Some of these sites include: Arizona; California;
Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Maryland; North
Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and, Washington.
However, Advocates is interested in working with ALL
interested individuals throughout the country.
CAN YOU HELP?
If you know of anyone who has been involved in a red light running or speed-related crash or who has a family member, friend or acquaintance who was injured or killed in a red light running or speed related crash and might be interested in talking with Advocates about our efforts, please contact: Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Website
Phone: 202-408-1711 Fax: 202-408-1699 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAll discussions and information will be kept confidential. Please pass this notice on to anyone who might be interested. Thank you for your help and cooperation.
750 First Street, NE Suite 901 Washington, DC 20002 Tel: 202/408-1711 Fax: 202/408-1699 www.saferoads.org