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Transportation

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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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Enforcing Traffic Laws with Red-Light and Speed Cameras

This LegisBrief takes a quick look at state automated enforcement laws. Red-light and speed cameras remotely capture images of drivers violating traffic laws. Even though such tools usually decrease serious traffic crashes, they are not always without controversy. State responses range from authorizing local governments to use automated enforcement to limiting or banning it altogether.

Results Driven Governing

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Crafting Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Policies 

Learn how states are incorporating mobility for people with disabilities into autonomous vehicles policies in this LegisBrief.

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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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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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