Highway safety could be financially savvy

Federal and state auto safety laws from the past 20 years saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs, according to a report issued by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. The group cites these findings as a reason to push for more rules and regulations, they say this study points to the fact that safety laws are working. Dr. Ted Miller at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, was hired by the advocacy group to put the report together. He looked at a sample of federal and state laws covering things like blood alcohol levels, seat belts, teen licensing restrictions, and motorcycle helmets, enacted over the last 20 years and their impact on lives and crash related costs.

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