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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...

2010-05-20 12:00:00

Hundreds of Municipal Police Departments to Join 'Click It or Ticket' Effort HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police will be introducing the Air, Land and Speed campaign as part of this year's Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort, which runs from May 24 to June 13. The Air, Land and Speed campaign will feature the State Police Aerial Reconnaissance and Enforcement (SPARE) program, which uses aircraft to clock motorists'...

2010-01-20 08:20:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As state legislatures convene across the country for their 2010 sessions, AAA looks to build on a relatively successful campaign of traffic safety law improvements last year. "Last year brought more than a dozen big wins for traffic safety on core needs like teen driver safety, primary seat belt laws, and child passenger safety, as well as more than a dozen states enacting text messaging bans," said AAA Vice President of Public Affairs...

2009-10-24 17:16:00

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced the winners of its new Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award recognizing exceptional contributions to preventing deaths and injuries involving teen drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities, accounting for 38 percent of all teen deaths in the United States. The award, sponsored by General Motors, recognizes demonstrated and consistent commitment to teen driving...

2009-10-14 11:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 88 percent of motorists on Pennsylvania roads are making the often life-saving decision to obey the law and buckle up. The 2009 seat belt use rate for Pennsylvania reached a record of 87.9 percent, an increase from the previous high of 86.7 percent reported in 2007. "The simple act of putting on a seat belt or properly restraining your child is the one step you can take to increase your chances of surviving a crash," said...

2009-10-13 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Local and state law enforcement have been encouraging drivers for years to Click It or Ticket. TxDOT has teamed up with Texas law enforcement who will be on the roads October 19 - 25 for National Teen Driver Safety Week to remind teens to buckle up, no matter where they're riding in the car. TxDOT observational surveys have shown that Texas kids and teens ages 5 - 16 aren't buckling up 71.1 percent of the time in the back seat, versus 21.7 percent...

2009-07-30 14:44:00

Today 20 States - Nearly 25 Percent of U.S. Population - Still not Covered by Primary Belt Laws a Quarter Century after First State Law Adoption WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More work is needed if lifesaving primary safety belt enforcement laws are to continue spreading across the United States, said two organizations working to get 20 "hold-out" states to adopt the important legislation. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the National Safety Council made the...

2009-07-02 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Judith Lee Stone, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), www.saferoads.org, on today's release of the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Data for 2008 by the U.S. Department of Transportation:   "The release of 2008 fatality data today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a significant drop in motor vehicle crash deaths over the same time period in 2007...

2009-06-30 10:52:00

New Text Message Bans Also Taking Effect WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) congratulates the State of Wisconsin for its passage of a primary seat belt law. This law gives police the authority to pull over a driver solely for not wearing a seat belt. Wisconsin becomes the 30th state to enact this lifesaving law. Based on other states' experiences, Wisconsin can expect its seat belt usage rate to increase 8-12 percentage points and...

2009-06-30 09:27:00

Online map identifies rural areas with most driving fatalities in time for July 4th travel MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural transportation safety experts at the University of Minnesota today launched a new national service to help drivers identify the most dangerous portions of upcoming trips as drivers hit the nation's roads for the Fourth of July holiday, which is considered the most dangerous travel day of the year. SafeRoadMaps.org is a service...


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