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Missouri Times Op-Ed by Cathy Chase on Traffic Safety Laws

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These are dangerous times for Missouri motorists and road users. Crash fatalities skyrocketed to a 13-year high in 2020, with nearly 1,000 deaths, including 120 pedestrians, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT).

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Statement on Letter from 18 AGs to Upgrade Child Passenger Safety

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021 CONTACT: Allison Kennedy  / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on the Letter Sent by 18 Attorneys General to Upgrade Child Passenger Safety Advocates for Highway and…

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Statement on the Urgent Need to Upgrade Ohio’s Distracted Driving Law

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Distracted driving is a destructive and deadly danger on our roadways.  With the evolution of smartphones and the expansion of digital communication platforms in the form of apps, cameras, social media, gaming and more, Ohio’s law needs to be updated to restrict device use and curb distraction behind the wheel.  House Bill (H.B.) 283 would accomplish this goal, and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) urges the state legislature to take swift action to advance it.

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Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 283 to Upgrade Ohio’s Distracted Driving Law

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This legislation will improve safety on Ohio roads by upgrading the state’s distracted driving law to primary enforcement, curbing distracting viewing behind the wheel, and adding a ban on handheld mobile device use. Current state law is secondary enforcement which significantly hinders police efforts as they are required to first observe an additional violation before stopping the driver for texting while driving.

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