Oregon and Washington state rank highest in roadway safety (11/20)
“Every year, there are more than 40,000 deaths on our nation’s roadways,” said ENA President Denise King, RN, MSN, CEN. “We can reduce those numbers and we know how. When it comes to injury prevention, the public is in the driver's seat. We must call on our policy makers to pass laws that are proven to reduce injuries and fatalities. Across the country, emergency department nurses, who treat roadway accident victims every day, are encouraging more and better traffic safety laws.”
When the ENA released its first National Scorecard in 2006, Arizona received the lowest score. In the past two years, the Arizona Emergency Nurses Association (AZENA) has worked with state lawmakers to enact five new safety laws and regulations recommended by ENA. Since 2006, only seven states â€” Alabama, Arkansas, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming â€” have failed to make progress in increasing the number of recommended roadway safety laws.
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