Traffic safety laws fall short in states, report says

No state has passed all 16 ‘optimal laws’ urged by AHAS, and only 6 received a ‘good’ rating.
People drive their vehicles during rush hour in Dallas on July 1, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Most states are falling short when it comes to passing a full suite of traffic safety laws that have been demonstrated to save lives, according to a report from a consortium of safety advocates, law enforcement and insurance companies.

The annual report from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, released Tuesday, urges state policymakers to act swiftly to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries, which have spiked since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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