Watch the Gala below!
This once in a lifetime event features speakers including Senator Ed Markey and Representative Jan Schakowsky, Former NHTSA Administrator Joan Claybrook, CAS founders Consumer Reports and Ralph Nader, Media personalities, and current government officials. Enjoy stories of the early days of CAS, hear from crash victims, and learn how CAS triumphed over auto company objections to requiring safety in all cars, saving countless lives along the way. We’re so excited to share this celebration with you. Enjoy!
Motor vehicle crashes remain one of the primary causes of premature death, and the leading cause of death for those under age 30. These crashes cost the U.S. approximately $1 trillion every year. Sadly, the first six months of 2020 have resulted in the highest death rate per vehicle mile traveled in the U.S. in over a decade.
Yet, you – and safety – have an ally on the road. Since 1970, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars by revolutionizing vehicle safety in the U.S. We played a major role in:
Making recall repairs free, Requiring airbags, Passing lemon laws in every state, Standardizing electronic stability control to reduce rollovers, Putting emergency exits in all new school buses, Writing and defending stronger fuel economy standards, Banning use of secret warranties, (just to name a few).
Our independence from the auto industry and other corporate interests has always given CAS the financial freedom to focus on consumer safety and protections.
Your support means that in the months ahead we will continue to fight to remove unsafe, defective vehicles from the road; insist that safety be the foundation of driverless vehicle technology; and engage in relentless government oversight.
It is the support of regular consumers like you, who only want safer cars and roads for yourself, family, and your neighbors, that makes this work possible. Thank You!
Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Law Offices of Frank Branson
Santos Family Foundation
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation
American Association for Justice
Auto Care Association
Cuneo Gilbert LaDuca, LLP
Automotive Recyclers Association
Mehri Skalet, PLLC
Gallagher & Kennedy, PA
Friedman Research Corporation
Hon. Ann Brown