Latest Seat belt legislation Stories

2009-05-22 08:31:00

Legislation honors former GHSA Chairman Kathy Swanson WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA): Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty signed the Kathryn Swanson Seat Belt Safety Act -- named in honor of the former director of the Minnesota highway safety office who died in 2008 after a battle with ALS. Kathy also served as the Chairman of GHSA in 2003 and 2004....

2009-05-15 11:26:00

Cost of Seatbelt Ticket Rises to $132 SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Keep you and your family safe and $132 in your wallet by making sure everyone wears their seat belt for every trip. That's the message that over 90 local police departments and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are telling motorists as part of the 2009 Memorial DayNext Generation Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 18-31. The start-of-summer campaign is supported by $3 million in traffic safety grants awarded...

2009-05-15 10:00:00

Pennsylvania Will Participate in National Click It or Ticket Crackdown HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May 18 as Buckle Up Pennsylvania Day, urging all motorists to wear their seat belt every time they are riding in a vehicle. "I am glad to say that 85 percent of drivers in Pennsylvania are making the responsible decision to follow the law and wear their seat belt," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "To anyone who...

2009-05-06 14:00:00

Gov. Crist's and State Lawmakers' Leadership Will Make Florida's Roads Safer WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's signature establishing Florida's new primary safety belt law today will not only save lives and prevent injuries, but also will entitle the state to $35.5 million from a soon-to-expire federal incentive plan that rewards states for increasing safety belt use. Florida's 18 million residents now covered by a primary safety belt law bring the...

2009-04-29 15:25:00

ITASCA, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After years of work by traffic safety advocates, Florida is joining the majority of states that allow police to ticket drivers solely for failure to wear seat belts. The National Safety Council praises Florida legislators for voting to enact the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law, named for two young women killed in crashes while not wearing seat belts. The Florida House today voted to accept the proposal, 95-20. The Florida...

2009-03-18 09:56:00

ITASCA, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study reported in the National Safety Council's Journal of Safety Research finds extensive citizen support for a primary seat belt law in a rural state. The study, led by Bobbi Jo Perkins, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, surveyed Montana residents and found that 61 percent of respondents would be in favor of a primary seat belt law. Those more likely to support a law include women, older persons, Native Americans,...

2009-02-26 13:01:44

A person driving in Mississippi has four times the risk of having a motor vehicle fatality than a person driving in Massachusetts, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report says there are vast differences among regions of the United States when it comes to motor vehicle fatalities. From 1999 to 2005, the United States had a national average of 15.4 deaths per 100,000 population due to motor vehicle fatalities, the study...

2009-01-08 09:36:00

Highway safety advocates to launch congressional campaign to prod all states to enact low-dollar, high-results solutions to reduce annual 40,000 deaths and $230 billion in economic losses. ***Free Webcast of '2009 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws' News Conference*** WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: WHAT: As state legislatures across the nation gear up for their 2009 sessions, Advocates for Highway and...

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