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Aggressive Driving and Street Racing

In response to several years of escalating aggressive driving behaviors—post-pandemic traffic fatalities are still exceptionally high —states have taken legislative action to address street exhibitions and aggressive driving, increase penalties and expand the scope of previous legislation.

State School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Laws

A growing number of states are attempting to catch and punish motorists who pass stopped school buses by allowing cameras to be placed on the outside of the bus to record such illegal passing.

School Bus Safety

Every year, school buses transport more than 25 million children to and from school, according to the American School Bus Council.

Drunken Driving

It is illegal in forty-nine states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 or higher. Some states have different legal limits for certain classes of drivers like minors and/or commercial drivers

Autonomous Vehicles Legislation Database

This database covers topics related to autonomous vehicles, including definitions, licensing and registration, operation requirements, inspections, testing and more. It includes all introduced legislation from 2017 to the present and is updated monthly as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.

Traffic Safety State Bill Tracking

NCSL works in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bring you up to date, real-time information about traffic safety bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

State Ignition Interlock Laws

In December 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations released model guidelines for states encouraging them to adopt ignition interlock for first-time convicted drunk drivers.