States

Statement on July 4th Travel and Roadway Safety

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Crowded highways which continue to be plagued by increases in reckless driving are a recipe for disaster.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) urges swift action at both the federal and state levels on proven safety measures to reduce crashes, prevent injuries and save lives.

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Advocates Urges New York State Senate to Enact Used Car Safety Bill

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This legislation will help eliminate the dangerous and potentially deadly problem of unrepaired recalls which is especially critical as vehicle safety recalls continue to proliferate. Nearly 35 million vehicles were subject to recall in 2021, according to the latest data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Advocates Urges California Lawmakers to Enact Legislation to Improve the State’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law

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AB 2388 is timely legislation to help curb traffic fatalities as a significant number of teens today are delaying obtaining a driver’s license and, consequently, are not benefitting from GDL programs according to research by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CHOP CIRP) and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Maryland Takes Action to Upgrade Child Passenger Safety

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On April 22, 2022, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed Senate Bill (SB) 176 into law, strengthening Maryland’s child occupant protection statute.  This law requires children to remain rear facing in a child safety seat until age two or older or until they outgrow the specifications of the safety seat.

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