States

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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Advocates Urges California Lawmakers to Pass Drunk Driving Legislation

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SB 1021 would add sensible safeguards to the current law by limiting diversion agreements to first time offenders once every ten years, requiring use of ignition interlock devices IIDs by diversion participants and first-time offenders not granted diversion, and impose a compliance-based removal of the IID.

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Group Letters Urge New York State Legislature to Support Legislation Lowering the Alcohol-Impaired Driving Limit to .05% BAC

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On April 1, 2022 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and a broad group of stakeholders sent letters to the Transportation Committees in the New York State Legislature urging support for Senate Bill (S.) 131 and Assembly Bill (A.) 7197, which would lower the alcohol-impaired driving limit in the state to .05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC). 

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