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Each State to Receive Report Card Grading Their Progress in Passing Model Traffic Safety Laws
Date:1/8/2009

Highway safety advocates to launch congressional campaign to prod all states to enact low-dollar, high-results solutions to reduce annual 40,000 deaths and $230 billion in economic losses.

***Free Webcast of '2009 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws' News Conference***

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety:

WHAT: As state legislatures across the nation gear up for their 2009 sessions, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety will hold a NEWS CONFERENCE to unveil its "2009 ROADMAP TO STATE HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS" report grading each state and the District of Columbia on their passage of model traffic safety laws related to teen driving, drunk driving and the required use of seat belts, child booster seats, and motorcycle helmets.

The report will feature the best and worst performing states, states that have made the most and least progress, dangerous legal loopholes in each state that contribute to needless death and injury, and state-specific data on deaths, injuries and related economic losses.

In addition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety will announce a new congressional initiative to spark nationwide uniform legislative action to save lives on our roadways. Nearly 40,000 people are killed and 2.5 million others are injured each year on our roadways at an economic cost of $230 billion - an average of about 115 deaths, 7000 injuries and $630 million in economic losses every day.

WHEN: Monday, January 12, 2009, at 12:15pm Eastern Time

WHERE: National Press Club (Zenger Room), 529 14th St, NW (13th Floor), Washington, DC

WEBCAST: A free live WEBCAST of the news conference and an ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT will be available at: www.saferoads.org. Reporters will be able t
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