2019 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

The future offers a promise of improving safety on our roads with autonomous vehicles, but thousands of lives can be saved with proven technology and strong safety laws now. Let’s get to work.

2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

Advocates is hopeful that in the long term driverless cars will be the catalyst for eliminating crash deaths and injuries. In the near term, adopting comprehensive safety laws and using proven roadway and in-vehicle technologies are the safest and surest route to addressing this major public health epidemic.

2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

Data from the U.S. DOT shows second year of alarming increases in traffic fatalities. Yet, effective safety remedies to save lives and prevent injuries are ignored in state capitals across the country — “Have We Forgotten What Saves Lives?”

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2016 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

Traffic fatalities are on the rise and state legislatures are missing in action. Last year, the fewest number of states passed critical highway safety laws since Advocates’ first Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws was published in 2004. It’s time for state leaders to get to work.

2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

This year’s Roadmap Report puts the spotlight on “Lethal Loopholes” in state highway safety laws — resulting in unprotected drivers and passengers and leading to preventable deaths, injuries and costs. By closing these lethal loopholes we can save more lives.

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2014 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

While 2012 highway deaths are up, state legislative action is down. 11th annual Roadmap Report highlights dangerous gaps in state traffic safety laws.

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2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws

A major surface transportation authorization bill passed by Congress last summer and signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012 includes several important provisions to improve the safety of vehicles, drivers and roads. In particular, new incentive grant programs were established to encourage state enactment of comprehensive teen driver licensing laws, ignition interlock laws for all impaired driving offenders, distracted driving laws and occupant protection programs.

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