Focus of improvements in annual report card on US states’ road safety policies: Occupant safety and children; young drivers and licensing; and preventing impaired and distracted drivers

Report Card for the States Rates Those with Best and Worst Laws to Cut Traffic Deaths
FairWarning, January 29, 2020

‘We urge lawmakers to rework the legislation and bring it closer to [Rep. Rosemary] Brown’s original vision’ — Pennsylvania’s distracted driving bill is watered-down to clear House: Op/Ed

Editorial: State needs stronger law on cellphone use
Delaware County Daily Times, January 26, 2020

“Novice” driver cited in death of pedestrian will not face felony, though Arkansas minors may be tried in criminal court when offense, if committed by adults, is a felony

17-year-old driver shielded in death of student hit by car at UA
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 15, 2019

14 cities; 3 counties have enacted handheld bans as Arizona lacks even statewide texting ban — policeman’s death prompts latest legislative-push

Arizona may be closer than ever to banning cellphone use while driving, after officer’s death
The Arizona Republic, January 24, 2019

Centerpiece of Gov. Baker’s sweeping road safety bill is handheld ban for Massachusetts

Baker’s bill targets distracted driving, seatbelt scofflaws
Associated Press, January 22, 2019