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Advocates Urges Maryland General Assembly to Upgrade Child Passenger Safety Law

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Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). Maryland’s current child passenger safety law requires children under age seven and less than 57 inches in height to use a child safety seat. Since that law was enacted, new research has been conducted and best practices in child passenger protection have been updated, calling for requirements that make further specifications related to stages of physical development from infancy through early childhood.

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MEDIA ALERT: Annual Report Card to Rate 50 States & DC on Passage of Top Traffic Safety Laws Aimed at Curbing Historic Rise in Roadway Deaths

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) will release the 2022 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, an annual report detailing 16 optimal traffic safety laws proven to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.  Advocates will also release the findings of a new public opinion poll about roadway dangers.

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Major Group Letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Advancing Essential Auto Safety Upgrades

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We look forward to working with you to ensure that every person in every state on every road for every mode of travel will be provided equitable transportation protections. Meaningfully addressing the current inequitable physical, emotional, and economic toll of motor vehicle crashes is achievable now.

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Letter to the North Dakota House of Representatives on Senate Bill (SB) 2121: Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Legislation

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The North Dakota Public Health Association, North Dakota Emergency Nurses Association, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), and KidsAndCars.org support passage of Senate Bill (SB) 2121, legislation that will upgrade North Dakota’s seat belt law to primary enforcement for all occupants.

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