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Make a call to get S.B. 961, the lifesaving speed technology bill, through the Assembly Privacy Committee

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State Senator Scott Wiener has authored a lifesaving bill, SB 961, to require all cars and trucks manufactured or sold in California (except emergency vehicles) to have audible and visual ‘Intelligent Speed Assistance’ technology.

SB 961 would be a gamechanger for preventing deadly speeding, the #1 cause of severe and fatal traffic crashes in California.

SB 961 was passed by the California Senate and the Assembly Transportation Committee. It now faces a vote in the Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30PM.

We need four key Assemblymembers to vote YES on SB 961 for this bill to move forward. 

Take a minute to make a few calls to these Assemblymembers who are on the fence:

  • Committee Chair Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (San Ramon, Livermore, Walnut Creek): (916) 319-2016
  • Isaac Bryan (Culver City): (916) 319-2055
  • Jacqui Irwin (Thousand Oaks): (916) 319-2042
  • Liz Ortega (Hayward): (916) 319-2020


Hello. I’m calling in support of SB 961. My name is ________ and I’m calling in support of SB 961, Senator Wiener’s Intelligent Speed Assistance bill. Speed is deadly. 1,000 Californians are dying each each year in speed-related crashes. SB 961 would bring a much-needed solution that’s supported by the National Transportation Safety Board. I’m asking Assemblymember ________ to vote “Yes” next Tuesday, July 2nd, when this bill is heard in the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. Thank you.

Join us in Sacramento on July 2

We’re renting a bus to bring people to the State Capitol to show strong support for this lifesaving bill in person! There are still a few seats left, and we’d love you to join us. RSVP here.

About SB 961, the speed warning tech bill

SB 961 would require all cars and trucks manufactured or sold in California starting in 2030 (except emergency vehicles) to have ‘Intelligent Speed Assistance’ technology. This is just like the advanced driver assistance features like when a vehicle is in your blind spot. An audio and visual warning would be given to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in excess of 10 MPH over the speed limit.

A new survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that most Americans support anti-speeding technology. Plus, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends that vehicles are required to have Intelligent Speed Assistance technology as a standard feature.

All new vehicles in Europe will have Intelligent Speed Assistance starting this summer. Intelligent Speed Assistance has been found to lower speeding among drivers using the systems. In Europe, the effects on speeding have been dramatic for both warning and control type systems, decreasing the amount of speeding and narrowing the speed distributions.

If passed, SB 961 would bring needed safety technology into California vehicles and likely all vehicles in our country, just like when seat belt laws started at the state level.

California can lead the nation in transitioning the vehicle fleet toward a dramatically safer future.

Speed kills and SB 961 would help prevent speeding

The faster a driver is going, the more likely a crash is to occur. A driver has a smaller scope of vision, less time to react, and can’t stop the vehicle as quickly. And the human body can’t withstand the additional force as speeds rise.

With vehicles larger, heavier, and more powerful than ever – plus drivers more distracted – the stakes with speeding have never been higher. We need every possible solution, and there’s a proven one: Intelligent Speed Assistance.

Support our work on SB 961

Given the status quo and special interests opposed to SB 961, we have our work cut out for us in passing this crucial bill. Walk SF, with your help, will keep this momentum going. Donate now if you support our work on SB 961.