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Transportation

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Recent Legislative Actions Likely to Change Gas Taxes

Did you know 31 states have raised their gas taxes since 2013? Find out more about recent legislative actions to raise and index gas taxes here. 

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Traffic Safety Trends | State Legislative Action 2019

Topic areas examined in this report include adult occupant protection, child passenger safety,  alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, distracted driving, teen drivers, older drivers, driver’s licensing, speeding and speed limits, aggressive drivers, automated enforcement, motorcyclist safety, school bus safety, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and electric scooters.

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Traffic Safety Review: States Focus on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed at least 2,841 people in 2018. Women and young drivers are regularly overrepresented in distraction-related fatal crashes as they have the highest rates of holding phones to their ears while driving. This report examines trends in state distracted driving laws and provides a brief overview of the current status of research regarding the impacts of the new laws.

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Daylight Saving Time | State Legislation

In 2020, 32 states are considering 77 bills concerning Daylight Saving Time (DST), including “carryover” bills from 2019, as well as new introductions.
Since Feb. 18, 2020, five states—Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana and Maryland—have introduced seven bills.

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Transportation Deep Dive

Transportation funding shortfalls have been in a near-constant state of crisis for more than a decade. State legislatures left hanging by declining assistance from the federal government and higher costs of road construction and maintenance have responded emphatically and creatively in their approaches to creating new transportation revenue streams.

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Transportation Legislation Tracking Databases

NCSL’s Transportation Program bill tracking databases, Traffic Safety | Funding and Finance and Autonomous Vehicles | have information about transportation-related bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and D.C.

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Traffic Safety: Legislative Trends and the Effects of the Pandemic

NCSL traffic safety experts recently discussed traffic safety legislative trends and how COVID-19 is impacting traffic safety in the states. You can find additional podcasts on topics such as school bus safety, hand-held devices and alcohol and drug-impaired driving.

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