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State Road User Charge Pilot Results and Legislative Action

Motor fuel tax receipts are projected to decline as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and the surge of new electric vehicles continues to spark interest among buyers. NCSL is collaborating with the Federal Highway Administration to provide legislatures, states and other transportation stakeholders with insight into what states have achieved so far.


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Traffic Safety Online Meeting Series

NCSL, in collaboration with, is launching a virtual meeting series on traffic safety issues. The next session Drunk and High Behind the Wheel: Tackling the Growing Threat of Polysubstance-Impaired Driving will be held on December 2 at 3 p.m. ET. Participants will also have the opportunity to share what’s happening in their state and ask questions.

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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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Creating Smart Communities | A Guide for State Policymakers

This report explores how state policymakers can support the smart use of technology to create safe, accessible, livable communities that are rich with economic opportunity and prepared to meet any challenge that might arise. It explores the many ways in which telecommunications, energy and transportation technologies can be used to create smart infrastructure and discusses state policy options that can help communities plan, finance and coordinate smart solutions. 


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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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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.