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2012-03-29 06:21:09

More Than 55,000 teen drivers and teen passengers seriously injured each year PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new teen driver safety report released today by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm®, from among more than 55,000 teen drivers and their passengers seriously injured each year in 2009 and 2010, 30 percent suffered head injuries, including concussion, skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)....

2012-03-14 13:06:00

Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers and Safer Roads WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate today significantly advanced highway and auto safety when it passed a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation authorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813. The strong, bipartisan safety legislation, if enacted into law, will prevent crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and save...

2012-01-16 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent public attention to distracted driving will likely spur additional legislative activity as states convene their 2012 sessions, according to AAA. Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve teen driver safety again top AAA's nationwide legislative agenda to improve highway safety. "Last month's NTSB recommendation will lead state legislatures to consider a range of bills to address distracted driving during 2012," said...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today released the 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws, the ninth annual report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance when it comes to adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws. This year the report focuses on the state fiscal impact of highway safety gaps. "If states want to save lives and save money, they should look to the 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws for...

2011-07-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, JULY 6: FIRST SEAT BELT LAW Profile America -- Wednesday, July 6th. Today they are taken for granted and used by most drivers. The first seat belt law in the U.S. was signed on this date in 1955 in Illinois, and went into effect a year later. The first American cars to have lap seat...

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2011-05-13 07:53:11

More than half of all costs are in 10 states Motor vehicle crash-related deaths in the United States resulted in an estimated $41 billion in medical and work loss costs in a year, according to state-based estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of this cost ($20.4 billion) was in 10 states, the report says. CDC's data analysis found that the 10 states with the highest medical and work loss costs were California ($4.16 billion), Texas ($3.50 billion),...

2011-05-02 13:03:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the American Trucking Associations today praised industry and law enforcement groups, as well as the federal government, for their efforts to improve seat belt usage among commercial truck drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Today's news is yet another reflection of the trucking industry's commitment to safety," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. "However, while these numbers are...

2011-01-24 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highway safety advocates today released the 2011 Roadmap Report, the eighth annual report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance when it comes to adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws. This year the report's publishers, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), focused on the state budgetary impact of highway safety gaps. "As states debate about keeping their treasuries solvent, lawmakers...

2011-01-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve safety for teen drivers top AAA's agenda nationwide as state legislatures convene across the country for their 2011 sessions. AAA looks to build on a relatively successful campaign of traffic safety law improvements last year. "Last year showed states' strong commitment to traffic safety as nearly a dozen states enacted laws banning texting while driving, but there were also real...

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2011-01-04 13:20:00

Almost 6 out of 7 U.S. drivers surveyed report that they always wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seat belt use has become the national norm in most states, though rates of self-reported seat belt use vary widely from state to state, with a high of 94 percent (Oregon) and a low of 59 percent (North Dakota). Still, every 14 seconds, an adult in the United States is treated in an...