Supports national 55mph speed limit.
#16: Highway Trust Fund
Adequate funds must exist to maintain and improve the nation’s highway system to achieve mobility with safety.
Recommends all motorcycle riders wear approved helmets.
National Driver Register should be improved with states encouraged to participate; agencies given access (FAA, motor carrier).
Member organizations should require seatbelt use.
Supports minimum drinking age of 21; supports federal sanctions for states not in compliance.
States should adopt uniform definition and requirements for MOPEDS.
Sets out suggested penalties including license revocation for all offenders; elimination of mandatory severe penalties for first-time offenders (no jail time); assure swift adjudication; alcohol treatment should be in addition to, not in lieu of revocation and other penalties.
Includes enforcement specifics: all nighttime driving violations should be tested for alcohol with passive sensors, screen all drivers stopped at checkpoints, accountability and peformance measures for road checkpoints.
Federal government should ban CMV use of radar detectors; states should ban all use of radar detectors.
Support establishment of visibility-based performance standards for traffic control devices.
Urges OSHA to publicly announce intention to require OSH Act employers to require seat belt use by employees.
#52: Railroad Bridge Safety
Requests the NTSB conduct a study of the structural integrity of railroad bridges.
NSC should work with auto manufacturers to discourage ads that promote excessive speed and other risky behavior.
Jurisdictions should allow for administrative suspension/revocation of licenses following DUI arrest if refusing (or failing) testing; progressive penalties for repeat violations.
Congress and state legislatures should establish methods for identifying potentially hazardous utility pole installations; take corrective action on current and future ones.
No statutory presumption on impairment solely because BAC is below .05.
Urges the Department of Transportation to adopt priorities, including an annual highway safety goal to lower mileage death rate and total fatalities, greater highway safety prominence in administrative agenda, increased research funding, continuation of certain programs, continued NHTSA standards and continued NHTSA research.
#62: Pedestrian Safety
Urges all governmental jurisdictions to adopt and conduct a comprehensive program for pedestrian safety.
Urges federally funded research program on work zone crashes, development of countermeasures, enforcement of regulations (federal and state) for work zone protection, adding "work zone" as uniform definition reporting data item on accident data.
Traffic citation files should be listed and displayed with accident files to provide more comprehensive computerized safety record-keeping system.
#72: Older Drivers
Supports promoting the mobility and safety of older drivers to ensure improved safety on the highways.
Lays out ways in which NSC can support highway safety at both the federal and state level.
#84: HIghway Safety Information Improvement
NSC endorses the goals and recommendations put forth in the National Agenda for the Improvement of Highway Safety Information Systems.
#89: DOT Regulations on "Clear Zones"
Supporting DOT use of "clear zone" areas, "side-slopes" and other devices to keep drivers on roadway.
#90: Airbags and Restraint Use
Supports enhancement of airbag and seat belt safety campaigns.
#91: Occupant Protection
Supports strong, primary seatbelt laws.
Support of Automated Enforcement
Supports use of automated enforcement (cameras) for red lights and speed limits; communities should evaluate and improve effectiveness.
#106: Ignition Interlocks
Supports all-offender interlock laws.
#108: Confirmation of Positive Drug Screen Results in Transportation Safety Cases
All positive results in transporation accidents should be confirmed by alternate method prior to issuing report; no reporting of presumptive positive results.
#109: Cell Phone and Text Messaging Restrictions
Recognizes cognitive distraction, recommends states pass laws banning handheld and hands-free phone usage; recommends employer policies and employee education; calls on scientific, traffic safety and law enforcement community for continuous improvement.
#127: Minimum Licensure Age for CMV Drivers
Supports requirement for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to be at least 21 years old.
Child Passenger Restraints
Supports mandatory use of properly secured, positioned and tested child restraints in motor vehicles and in airplanes for all children who do not correctly fit in seat belts. Also supports incorporation of lap and shoulder belts into school buses.
#130: Low Alcohol Concentration National Culture Change
Supports a national campaign to inform Americans that impairment begins with the first drink. Also supports states' efforts to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers.
Automotive Safety Technology
Supports mandatory or voluntary inclusion of new automotive safety technologies in vehicles to help reduce crashes and education programs to ensure the driving public knows how to use them.
#134: Graduated Driver Licensing
Encourages states to adopt best-practice GDL systems that meet a minimum criteria.