California Receives Highest Marks For Traffic Safety Laws In National Survey
“I am extremely pleased by the results of the IIHS study,” said Office of Traffic Safety Director,
The State’s 2008 adult seat belt use rate was 95.7 percent, with teens buckling up at a rate of 89.6 percent and child safety seat use at 94.4 percent. Total traffic fatalities are projected to be down over 13 percent from 2007, translating into well over 500 lives saved in just one year. Although 2008 figures for alcohol impaired fatalities are not yet available, the 2007 fatality total was down 9.5 percent from the previous year.
After a nearly two year process,
“California is on the forefront of every major movement in the nation,” said Murphy. “We are proud to be the leader in traffic safety, since it means that we are saving lives and protecting futures.”
Note: The IIHS comparisons of state laws is available at http://www.iihs.org/laws/measureup.aspx
SOURCE California Office of Traffic Safety