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Progress in states' traffic safety laws stalls

GasBuddy Blog -- Despite grant incentives and a new federal transportation law, states across the country have stalled in adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws recommended by experts, according to the 10th annual report card by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

New York has been the most progressive, adopting 13 of the 15 laws that tackle teen driver-licensing laws, distracted-driving laws and occupant protection programs, including booster seat requirements, notes the 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws report.

Last year only 10 state highway safety laws were enacted, in contrast to 16 laws passed in 2011 and 22 laws passed in 2010.

"The traffic safety progress we've made since 2005 is at risk of being undone...


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LuckyLou1
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:50:51 PM

More crap from the dictators in Washington!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:56:40 AM

stealth: neither DUI nor TWD (texting while driving) will be stopped by laws. You're very right about that.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:09:53 PM

If these laws don't bring in additional revenue from fines and surcharges, the states are not interested!...
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stealthvan
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:55:41 PM

How about looking at those statistics to see how many of the traffic fatalities include factors such as drunk drivers since all the safety laws in the world won't control most of those incidents?
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:26:03 PM

We measure success by the number of laws they pass. Sad, truly sad!
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:34:52 PM

If the states were to enact adequate traffic safety laws, they would violate the constitutional rights of the stupid and the dangerous drivers to menace others who venture out onto the streets, roads, highways, and interstates.
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Cheepo
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:30:10 AM

Ex...Perts!!!!!!!!
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dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:12:19 AM

get rid of phone texting and calls...
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LongPlay
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:07:36 AM

Laws do not make anything safer!! Stupid democrats think that government can do anything, but personal responsibility is the real source of everything.
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Lologogo
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:02:09 AM

Can't blame the states too much. People don't like to be told what to do.
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pachukdog1
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:49:39 AM

standard
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:48:19 AM

Old article plus my view is # of new laws /yr doesn't need to increase yr after yr to be safe!!! In fact if the laws on the books were good, it should decrease yr after yr but still be safer ie. one good encompassing cell-phone law should cover that subject ie. don't use one while actively driving period.
I can also see updates to laws as time changes....like seatbelts, child seats etc but the base remains intact.
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Ram4Sam
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:44:20 AM

What could be better than this......no new laws from the govt.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:42:04 AM

A lot of state legislatures are part-time and don't have the time in their brief sessions to take up every piece of legislation that various advocacy groups would like to see enacted. Probably a good thing.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:39:42 AM

I remember when we rode bicycles without helmets.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:38:00 AM

NO
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Topless2012
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:37:45 AM

old story
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rasprout
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:35:44 AM

Are we adding laws just to add, or are these actually going to protect people. Not sure from my end... A waste of time and money.
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:33:43 AM

The laws are unnecessary.
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1_percenter
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:32:57 AM

how about some new fiscal responsibility laws out of DC?
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ntass1
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:32:39 AM

old
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LostAgain2009
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:32:19 AM

Same article, different day
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91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:32:14 AM

Lets move on.
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Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:32:03 AM

You cannot legislate safety. It must be learned.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:31:33 AM

There are enough laws on the books now. If they would just enforce them nobody would be complaining. We don't need laws banning cell phones and texting. There are traffic laws already for failure to pay proper attention, reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control, etc. that would work just fine. Stop passing more laws.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:29:35 AM

Distracted driver laws are a must.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:28:20 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:27:23 AM

gas too high: +1 indeed ~ no more nanny-state laws! ~ DrillintheUSA.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:26:42 AM

Another repeat.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:21:25 AM

Cut the incentives back, Congress need to cut spending.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:21:18 AM

surprise
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:20:54 AM

The feds should stay out of the state's business.
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darraghON
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:19:52 AM

make the offenders pay more!
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:18:18 AM

so tired.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:17:49 AM

Yawn
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:17:27 AM

start up driving schools for offenders! courtesy of the road!!!
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:17:24 AM

Mainly they want these laws for the young and old and they are not the problem....they should make one law ...outlaw phone calls and texting period....
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Minutefan
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:17:19 AM

more old news...how about consistency across state line with it comes to laws dealing with traffic safety.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:16:29 AM

I'm sure the regulations will soon catch up.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:15:58 AM

yawn
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mahkokhan
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:15:45 AM

its not the number of laws but the intent of drivers that make for safe roads.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:15:09 AM

More Rules For the Road!!!!! From People who dont' EVEN DRIVE!!!!!
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chuckhermann
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:14:22 AM

Old post...
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I knew this yesterday...
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:13:05 AM

enforce what we have
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:12:10 AM

Old news
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Don20
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:11:02 AM

And the States that do not adopt safety laws, will be the first to complain..
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:11:01 AM

old article...
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Settjec, with the biggest one sitting in the White House when he's not vacationing in Hawaii.
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Obuma's problems.
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