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Strengthening Ignition Interlock Laws

Ignition interlock  laws can be powerful tools in the fight against alcohol-impaired driving, but in several states the interlock law itself can be a major obstacle to increasing its use, a leading traffic safety researcher told a session of NCSL's State Transportation Leaders Symposium on Thursday.

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Delaware Rolls to an Idaho  Stop

Delaware became the second state to enable bicyclists to yield, not stop, at stop signs, when Governor John Carney signed House Bill 185 into law.

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Too Fast Too Often

Speeding makes it more likely you will be involved in a crash and increases the severity of crash-related injuries according to a new safety study released in July by the National Tranportation Safety Board examining the causes and trends in speeding-related car crashes and countermeasures to prevent these crashes. 

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Navigating the Laws of Automated Driving

If the biggest question about autonomous vehicles is safety, Bryant Walker Smith offers this: "I am concerned about automated driving, but I am terrified by conventional driving."

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How to Fund (and Finance) the Fixes Our Infrastructure Needs

Wide agreement exists that America's infrastructure needs a lot of repair. Agreement on how to fund those fixes? Not so wide.

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Regulating Drones: Who and How?

As a retired major general and former fighter wing commander, Marke "Hoot" Gibson is not much given to hyperbole. So here's what he said during an NCSL Legislative Summit session on regulating drones: "This is the most fundamental change in aviation in our lifetime."

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Drones, Autonomous Cars, Infrastructure and More Transportation Topics at Summit

NCSL's Transportation Program will present a wide spectrum of transportation sessions from infrastructure spending to drones and autonomous vehicles during the Legislative Summit, which begins Sunday in Boston.

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On the Road to Fully Self-Driving Vehicles

North Carolina became the 20th state to enact legislation addressing autonomous vehicles by passing two new laws on July 21.

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Transportation, Infrastructure Top Issues for States

Historically, states have played a significant role in transportation and infrastructure investment, providing approximately 40 percent of all transportation spending, compared to 25 percent from the federal government.

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Transporting Hazardous Material and the Law

Twenty-six states require hazardous waste transporters to obtain special permits or licenses and 15 states require hazardous waste transporters to register with the state.

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