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Motor Vehicles Hazards Archive | QuickLinks | Consumer Information

CONSUMER INFORMATION

The following organizations provide information about various aspects of motor vehicle hazard control:

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: "An alliance of consumer, health 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." The group emphasizes coalition-building to strengthen laws and regulations.
www.saferoads.org

Center for Auto Safety: CAS was founded in 1970 to "provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the auto industry. With less than half what General Motors spends on a single Super Bowl commercial, CAS has taken on the auto giants and won for consumers." CAS's website offers current information across a range of issues.
www.autosafety.org

Consumers Union: CU's site provides auto safety information from its press releases and speeches, which advance the organization's mission to "test products, inform the public, and protect consumers."
www.consumersunion.org/i/Product_Safety/Automobiles/index.html

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: IIHS was created in the mid-1960s and is funded entirely by the auto casualty insurance industry. Its projects are directed at finding out "what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses." Its companion organization, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), analyzes insurance claims data.
www.highwaysafety.org

Public Citizen's Auto Safety Group: Formed in 1971, the group works to "improve highway safety by lobbying Congress to pass critical legislation, monitoring the Department of Transportation to be sure it carries out the will of Congress, conducting public awareness campaigns on critical issues, and participating in lawsuits to force government action when necessary."
www.citizen.org/autosafety

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