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February 2016

Highway Safety Advocates Call for More Traffic Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates)—an alliance of consumer, medical, public health, and safety groups and insurance companies—recently released its 2016 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. In its thirteenth annual report, the group called on state lawmakers to pass more laws related to seatbelt and helmet use, child passenger safety, distracted driving, graduated driving…

States Make 24/7 Sobriety Legislation a Top Priority in 2016

While much progress has been made over the past couple of decades, alcohol-involved crashes still accounts for a third of the nation’s highway fatalities each year. That’s why many states continue to look for new tools and programs to combat drunk driving, and why so many states this year are considering 24/7 Sobriety Program legislation.
The 24/7 Sobriety concept—which aims to change t…

Fewer people charged in Colorado with driving while high in 2015

Fewer people charged in Colorado with driving while high in 2015

The State Patrol arrested fewer people on allegations they were driving under the influence of marijuana last year than in the previous year, according a report released Thursday.

The report is the first glimpse at how the change in law is affecting highway safety, because the patrol did not keep statistics on the number of…

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