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Top Indian American lawmakers feel that the new travel ban does not keep US safe

The revised travel ban still does not make a difference in justifying the ban and surely does not keep US safe as per the Indian American representatives

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Washington, March 8, 2017: Top Indian Lawmakers said, the new revised executive order, the new travel ban, temporarily banning entry of people from six Muslim majority nations into the United States, excluding Iraq from the list, “does not make us safe.”

“Make no mistake: this ban does not keep us safe. It puts American lives at risk while isolating the Muslim community at a time when we need to address the threat of homegrown extremism. No matter the changes, this executive action remains immoral and fundamentally un-American,” California Senator Kamala Harris said.

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Harris, the first Indian American US Senator said, “While I welcome the decision to omit Iraq from the list of banned countries, the President still has an obligation to provide evidence of a national security threat posed by immigrants and refugees from the remaining six countries.’

She added,” Omitting one nation from this list does not terminate the need to provide the Americans with meaningful evidence in support of this ban. The White House failed to provide actual explanation and justification based on facts despite having more than a month.”

Jayapal, one of the four Indian American who recently joined Harris in the House of Representatives, others including Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna, is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the House.

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Jayapal said that Trump has been forced to accept that his original travel ban was not only unconstitutional but also ineptly executed. “The new order recognizes that we must honor the visas of those who already have been given clearance to come to the United States, as well as excludes legal permanent residents and dual citizens affected by the ban,” she said.

“Excluding Iraq is another clear sign that such a ban would hurt our coalition efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In the first place, nationwide protests and the Court should not have been necessary to stop such orders”

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The president was “irresponsible” in “throwing” the country into chaos and putting fear in the hearts of millions of families, she added.

Prepared By Nikita Saraf, Twitter: @niki_saraf

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Investing in technology can reduce crash rates. Picking the right technology is important, as is adequate testing and education about each technological advance

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When people imagine technology keeping the roads safer, they probably think of automated vehicles or improved safety devices in cars. Fewer people understand that there are critical and massive safety breakthroughs in development for the roads themselves, as well as for larger commercial trucks. Technology can make driving safer, faster, and more efficient. Those who drive for a living, particularly commercial truckers, will likely benefit from the increased use of road technology and better trucking technology as well.

Smart Roads Will Reduce Crashes and Traffic Jams

Smart roads seem like they belong in The Jetsons. This system integrates a series of sensors into the road. These sensors can potentially provide information both to drivers and nearby emergency responders.

For example, smart roads could alert people approaching them that there is a large amount of traffic that is moving slowly. That could help drivers of trucks to avoid traffic jams. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck on a gridlocked highway when you have a deadline rapidly approaching.

Of course, smart roads can also help with safety as well. They can detect accidents and other serious issues, allowing for a faster response from medical and law enforcement professionals. The summer of 2018 saw limited testing of smart roads in Colorado. When they become a reality, they could reduce collisions and potentially save lives with faster medical treatment.

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There are kinds of truck technology that can actually help keep truckers safe, including GPS systems. Image; Wikimedia commons

Technology can help keep trucks safer as well. Some commercial drivers are opposed to new truck tech, likely thinking of the hassle and headache that resulted from the upgrades to electronic logging devices in April of 2018. However, many kinds of truck technology can actually help keep truckers safe, including GPS systems which can track when a truck is missing, stolen, or hijacked. Other tech can help make driving safer.

Forward-looking truck cameras, for example, can provide critical information to law enforcement and insurance agencies in the wake of a collision. They could help establish the fact that other drivers were unsafe and exonerate a trucker accused of causing a crash. There are also systems which help with collision mitigation, including sensors in the vehicles and alerting truckers of the need to take steps to avoid a potential collision.

Investing in technology can reduce crash rates. Picking the right technology is important, as is adequate testing and education about each technological advance. However, there may soon be new options for inside trucks, as well as smart roads, helping to keep everyone safe.