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States get report cards on highway safety

Crash fatalities up in 2012
January 21, 2013

Progress in traffic safety is “at risk of being undone,” according to a safety group that has put together a 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance on 15 basic traffic safety laws.


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60 percent of America's biggest cities are now smoke-free

November 29, 2012

Thirty of America’s 50 largest cities are now covered by laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of private workplaces, restaurants, and bars, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Motorcycle helmet laws save money, study finds

June 19, 2012

Annual cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered motorcycle) than in states without these comprehensive laws, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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Driving while distracted

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash
May 31, 2012

Is distracted driving really a problem?
Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree.


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NIOSH publication helps young workers understand safety rights

March 23, 2012

Every nine minutes, a teenaged worker gets hurt on the job in the U.S. NIOSH has released a new publication helps young workers understand how to stay safe and healthy at work.


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