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The following is a statement for attribution to Vernon F. Betkey Jr., chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association:

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released May 7 a new analysis of teen driving laws and their effectiveness at reducing crashes. IIHS concludes that states that have enacted strong graduated driver licensing laws experience a reduction in fatal crashes and insurance losses for collisions. States with license Read the rest of this entry »

The following is a statement for attribution to Vernon F. Betkey Jr., chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association:

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released May 7 a new analysis of teen driving laws and their effectiveness at reducing crashes. IIHS concludes that states that have enacted strong graduated driver licensing laws experience a reduction in fatal crashes and insurance losses for collisions. States with license Read the rest of this entry »

California was the only state in the nation to receive consistently top marks across the board on a recent ranking of traffic safety laws conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study examined the strength of traffic safety laws in six key areas, including: DUI/DWI, young driver licensing, safety belt use, child restraint use, motorcycle helmet use and red light cameras.

“I am extremely pleased by the results Read the rest of this entry »

CALVERTON, Md. (UPI) — Underage drinking laws reduce fatal accidents, saving an estimated 732 lives per year, U.S. researchers said.

James C. Fell of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, Md., said that the study further shows that if every state adopted “use and lose” laws — suspending the license of anyone under 21 cited for possession, consumption or attempt to purchase alcohol — an additional 165 lives Read the rest of this entry »

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley proposed legislation yesterday that would delay a teenager’s ability to get a driver’s license by three months, impose tougher sanctions on drunk drivers and expand unemployment insurance to part-time workers laid off amid the economic downturn.

The legislation was among more than 20 “administration bills,” most involving little or no cost to the state, that O’Malley (D) pledged to push in the current cash-strapped Read the rest of this entry »

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley proposed legislation yesterday that would delay a teenager’s ability to get a driver’s license by three months, impose tougher sanctions on drunk drivers and expand unemployment insurance to part-time workers laid off amid the economic downturn.

The legislation was among more than 20 “administration bills,” most involving little or no cost to the state, that O’Malley (D) pledged to push in the current cash-strapped Read the rest of this entry »

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley proposed legislation yesterday that would delay a teenager’s ability to get a driver’s license by three months, impose tougher sanctions on drunk drivers and expand unemployment insurance to part-time workers laid off amid the economic downturn.

The legislation was among more than 20 “administration bills,” most involving little or no cost to the state, that O’Malley (D) pledged to push in the current cash-strapped Read the rest of this entry »