U.S. Road Safety Laws Lag, While Fatalities Climb. (City Lab, 1/22/2018)
In the 2018 report card of state traffic laws, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety finds that only six states are “significantly advanced” towards adopting 16 laws they deem “essential to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce health care and other costs.”
For example: Roughly half of all vehicle occupants killed in crashes over the past five years weren’t wearing seat belts. Yet 16 states still lack primary enforcement seat belt laws for everyone on board.