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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
National Safety Council remembers Senator Frank Lautenberg for his
immense contributions to transportation safety
The National Safety Council honors the late Senator Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey for his immense contributions to making our roadways safer.  
As a member of the Senate Commerce and Environment and Public Works Committees, Senator Lautenberg helped push through transportation safety improvements that have made American roadways safer for all.
Over the past 30 years, Lautenberg’s long list of achievements includes authoring the law that set the minimum drinking age at 21 in 1984 as well as lowering the legal blood-alcohol limit to 0.08 in 2000. He was also the driving force in passing legislation to address fatigue and hours of service requirements for many transportation industries.
More recently, he was a strong supporter for the federal highway bill, MAP-21, and its safety provisions which provide funding to states to address high priority transportation safety issues, including distracted driving, teen safe driving, drunk driving, occupant protection, motorcyclist safety and data collection.  
“Sen. Lautenberg was a passionate and tireless advocate for transportation safety. His leadership lead to dramatic reductions in injuries and deaths on our nation’s roadways” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
The National Safety Council is incredibly thankful for all of his lifesaving work over the past 30 years. We join the entire transportation community in remembering a true champion.
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