Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) passed away April 4th after a lengthy and valiant fight against cancer. The Association for Safe International Road Travel mourns his loss as one of the great road safety champions of the past decade.
Rep. Hastings served as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety for the past several years, during which time he played a leadership role in promoting road safety in the U.S. and abroad. Under Rep. Hastings’ leadership, Congress passed resolutions in support of a World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims and worked with federal agencies to ensure American citizens were safer as they travel abroad. He also sponsored a number of congressional briefings on the impact of road crashes on American citizens traveling abroad that were hosted by the Association for Safe International Road Travel and other domestic and international road safety partners.
We offer our most sincere condolences to Congressman Hastings’ family and his dedicated staff who supported his work for many years and helped him accomplish a great deal for his constituents and all Americans during his tenure in Congress. He will be deeply missed.
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