Report: AZ transportation safety laws lag

January 16, 2013

A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. 

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws. But, they say the state is behind the curve on laws regulating seatbelt and helmet use, texting behind the wheel, and teen driving limits. Alberto Gutier of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety tells Cronkite News Service, the report does not accurately reflect Arizona‚Äôs road safety record.  Only Mississippi and South Dakota scored lower than Arizona.

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