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Traffic Safety

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Traffic Safety Trends

State legislators debated nearly 2,000 traffic safety bills in 2017. The new Traffic Safety Trends: 2017 State Legislative Action highlights the latest in legislative efforts to make America’s roads safer. Hot topics in 2017 included drugged driving, school bus safety and pedestrian and bicyclist safety measures.

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Traffic Safety Legislation

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.

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Aggressive Driving and Speed

Laws in 15 states address aggressive drivers. Hand gestures, shouting, speeding, tailgating, driving on the shoulder, weaving in and out of traffic, or any combination of these activities may fall within the definition of aggressive driving.

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School Bus Safety

In the past few years, states have focused on two policies: enabling districts to use cameras to catch vehicles illegally passing a stopped school bus and requiring seat belts on school buses. This page provides access to a variety of resources dealing with school bus safety.

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Overview