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Aggressive Driving

Legislation relating to negligent driving, reckless driving, road rage and aggressive driving penalties.

Automated Enforcement / Photo Monitoring

Legislation that covers the authorization and use of red-light cameras and speed limit cameras, associated fines and municipal automated enforcement ordinances.

Child Passenger Protection

Legislation pertaining to child restraint systems and primary or secondary enforcement of seat belt laws.

Distracted Driving

Legislation focused on texting or handheld cellular phone bans and penalties for use of an electronic device while driving.

Driver's Licensing

Legislation related to driver’s license suspensions/revocation, graduated driver’s licenses, Real ID, commercial driver’s licenses and driver’s education.

Impaired Driving

Legislation focused on alcohol or drug-impaired driving, ignition interlock devices, penalties, driver’s license suspensions, impairment tests (i.e., blood or breath tests) and reform programs for repeat offenders.

Motorcycle Safety

Legislation relating to motorcycle registration, licensing, education and training requirements, helmet requirements, motorcycle equipment, motorcycle operation and autocycles.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Legislation focused on pedestrian crossing laws, bicycle operation, motorist responsibilities in interacting with bicyclists and pedestrians, fines for injuring or killing vulnerable users and electric bicycle laws.

School Bus Safety

Legislation relating to school bus seat belt requirements, school bus stop-arm camera laws, school bus equipment standards and school bus driver training, licensing and reporting requirements.

Seatbelts and Occupant Protection

Legislation pertaining to primary and secondary seat belt enforcement, seat belt fines, vehicle-for-hire seat belt laws and rear occupant seat belt use.

Senior Drivers Issues

Legislation on driver’s license renewals, driver’s education, special registration plates, yellow dot programs and medical exams.

Slow-Medium Speed Vehicles

Legislation related to mopeds, motor scooters, golf carts, electric scooters, slow-medium speed vehicles right-of-way, safety equipment requirements (i.e., helmets or visible clothing) and fines.

Speed Limits

Legislation covering maximum and minimum speed limits, speeding penalties, laws authorizing lower speed limits and move-over laws.

Teen Driver Issues

Legislation pertaining to driver’s education, graduated driver’s licensing and fines for teen drivers.

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