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A New Tool to Help Put the Brakes on Distraction

In 2015, nearly 3,500 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving. Comes now Apple, which has announced a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature for the next iteration of the iPhone's iOS 11 operating system.

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The Confusing World of Autocycles

Somewhere between a car and a motorcycle lies the autocycle. These three-wheeled, fuel-efficient vehicles are poised to take the automotive market by storm. The problem? Consumers, retailers and legislators alike are not quite sure what they ar

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Court Shoots Down Drone Registration for Hobbyists

A federal court has struck down the requirement for drone registration by hobbyists who operate their drone purely for recreation.

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NCSL States Its Case on Infrastructure

NCSL, represented by Utah Senator and immediate past NCSL President Curt Bramble, joined state and local leaders from the National Association of Counties, United States Conference of Mayors, and National League of Cities for a robust conversation about the role of state and local governments in building, maintaining and improving America’s infrastructure and how Congress can help support the nation’s infrastructure needs.

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How to Navigate Vehicle Recalls

States and the federal government have explored options to ensure consumers are informed when their vehicle is subject to a recall. Learn more about what is being done in this NCSL's April 2017 LegisBrief, "Helping Consumers Navigate Vehicle Recalls."

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Can Crumbling Infrastructure be Solved by Regulatory Reform and a Streamlined Process?

The latest report card for our nation’s infrastructure shows a significant need for improvement, so much so, that if graded like America’s youth, it would be a prime target for summer school.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Drivers Can Make Road Safety a Reality

The news arrived like a roadside alert on a flashing LED sign. Traffic deaths spiked by 7.2 percent from 2014 to 2015, and many lawmakers took notice.

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Uncertain of a Future Trump Card, States Explore Gas Taxes to Fund Transportation Needs

State transportation funding policy mainly coasted in neutral last year, but the Trump administration has refueled the perennial conversation on infrastructure and transportation spending, albeit with uncertainty.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Public-private Partnerships Could Take a Toll

Are the states ready for public-private partnerships?

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Regulating Drones Near State Capitols

 A handful of states regulate the operation of drones near state capitol buildings.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.