CAS Statement on Passage of INVEST in America Act

Jason Levine, Executive Director, the Center for Auto Safety: “Far too often vehicle safety takes a back seat in conversations regarding infrastructure or innovation.  That is not the case when it comes to the INVEST in America Act which recognizes the potential advanced vehicle technology, combined with new standards, can play in consumer safety.  By requiring rules that use existing technologies to combat impaired driving, mandating the deployment of crash avoidance technology, and including an update to the completely out of date 5-star crash rating system the INVEST in America Act, if enacted, will help to prevent tens of thousands of deaths annually in the very near future.  Further, by requiring the inadequate seatback standard be rewritten it takes a giant leap towards ending the nightmare of catastrophic injuries and deaths suffered unnecessarily by so many victims for the last fifty-four years.  We are grateful on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians for the many auto safety advances included in the INVEST in America Act and we look forward to these provisions being quickly adopted by the Senate.”