Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit
AAAM recommends that the United States and all countries with BAC limits above 0.05g/dL adopt a maximum BAC of 0.05 g/dL as the legal limit for driving.
WHEREAS, it has been documented that 84% of the restrained…
Electronic Stability Systems
AAAM supports the installation of Electronic Stability Control Systems into every new motor vehicle with ongoing research into methods to cost effectively optimize ongoing system refinements.
Event Data Recorder
AAAM supports the ongoing development and deployment of worldwide, uniform standards governing motor vehicle event data recorders and the appropriate use of the recorded data.
Graduated Driver Licensing Systems for Novice Drivers
AAAM recommends that all jurisdictions adopt graduated driver licensing systems for novice drivers up to age 21 and recommends global collaboration and funding for further research.
Primary Enforcement of Seat Belt Use Laws
AAAM supports the immediate implementation of primary enforcement of occupant restraint use laws for all seating positions and all ages in all states.
WHEREAS age- and size-appropriate child safety seats reduce the risk of death in a crash for infants by 71% and for toddlers age 1-4 by 54%, and WHEREAS, for children between 4 and 8 years of age, belt positioning boosters reduce the risk of injury in a crash by 45% -59% compared with lap/shoulder belts alone, and WHEREAS primary enforcement of legislation requiring the presence and use of restraints is the most effective method of increasing occupant…
WHEREAS brain injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes, and WHEREAS motorcycle helmets are 39% effective in preventing crash-related fatalities and 67% effective in preventing crash-related brain injuries among motorcycle riders, and WHEREAS universal motorcycle helmet use laws have been shown to significantly increase helmet use and are easily enforced because of the high visibility of motorcycle riders, and…