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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...

2010-11-16 10:33:00

State Laws Governing Seat Belt Enforcement, Teen Licensing, Drunk Driving And Motorcycle Helmet Use on National Priority Safety Agenda WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following today's announcement by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) adding all rider motorcycle helmet laws to its 2010 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements directed at states, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety calls on Congress to enact federal legislation that will result in all...

2010-08-25 10:37:00

Cost amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $99 billion - with the cost of direct medical care accounting for $17 billion, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total annual cost amounts to nearly $500 for each licensed driver in the United States,...

2010-07-01 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Going into the heavy travel period that includes the Independence Day holiday weekend, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers today not only urged passengers and drivers to buckle-up, the group also urged Congress to enact federal sanctions encouraging states to strengthen safety belt enforcement laws into primary laws. Under primary enforcement laws officers can stop a motorist whenever they observe a safety belt law being broken, making...

2010-07-01 14:29:55

Upcoming 4th of July Weekend is actually often the deadliest time for driving The vast majority of Americans interviewed in a new national poll believe winter is the most dangerous time for driving, but the truth is this coming Fourth of July weekend often is the deadliest time. In survey findings released today, researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) discovered that an overwhelming 83 percent of Americans consider winter to be "the most...

2010-06-04 13:09:00

Georgia, Vermont and Kansas Act to Save More Lives on Highways WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA applauds Georgia, Kansas and Vermont for enacting new laws to improve highway safety in their states. Kansas and Georgia strengthened their seat belt and distracted driving laws, while all three states have banned texting for all drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) Yesterday,...

2010-05-21 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers: "We all have a role to play in making roads safer, and drivers can do their part by making sure everyone in their vehicle follows the law and buckles up. The national safety belt use rate stands at a record 84 percent - but many states have use rates above 90 percent, so we know we can do better. "The Click It or Ticket campaign by NHTSA, states, law...


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