National Safety Council

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The National Safety Council has stood up for safety since 1913. We continue to advocate for safety with more than one hundred current policy statements.
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#158: Focusing License Suspension on Roadway Safety Offenses

Drivers' licenses are being suspended for a growing number of non-moving violations, including failure to pay child support or fines. This policy supports suspending driving privileges only for roadway and traffic safety-related behaviors to restore the focus on safety and more accurately reflect state challenges related to risky driving behaviors.

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Transportation

#149: Safe Systems

Supports the application of the Safe Systems approach to road safety in local, state, federal and private sector transportation policies.

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Transportation

#148: Speeding

Supports speed setting standards in the U.S. based on the Safe Systems approach to prioritize safety for all roadway users.

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Transportation

#147: Vulnerable Road Users

Supports transportation policies that incorporate practices – such as improvements to infrastructure, universal helmet laws and lower speed limits – to protect pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.

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Transportation

#143: Drowsy Driving

Supports the implementation of effective countermeasures and policies to reduce fatigue risks on the road for commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.

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Transportation

#142: Drug Recognition Experts

Increase involvement in the area of drug-impaired driving, enabling NSC to become a leader on driving safety and impairment as states continue the trend of decriminalizing marijuana, over-the-counter and prescription drug use increases, and illegal drug use increases.

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#134: Graduated Driver Licensing

Encourages states to adopt best-practice GDL systems that meet a minimum criteria.

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Transportation

#133: Automotive Safety Technology

Supports mandatory or voluntary adoption of new automotive safety technologies in vehicles to help reduce crashes and supports education programs to ensure drivers know how to use these safety technologies.

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#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.

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Transportation

#129: 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.

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