Public Policy

The following are AAAM-supported public policies and position statements. For questions regarding AAAM policy please contact the Executive Director at info@aaam.org.

Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit

Position Statement

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.

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Booster Seats

Position Statement

AAAM urges the prompt passage of statewide mandatory primary enforcement child restraint use laws requiring children who have outgrown forward-facing child restraints but have not yet reached the height of 57” (typically between age 8 and 12), to be restrained in a belt-positioning booster seat.

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Electronic Stability Systems

Position Statement

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.

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Event Data Recorder

Position Statement

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.

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Graduated Driver Licensing Systems for Novice Drivers

Position Statement

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.

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Primary Enforcement of Seat Belt Use Laws

Position Statement

AAAM supports the immediate implementation of primary enforcement of occupant restraint use laws for all seating positions and all ages in all states.

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Restraint

Position Statement

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

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Motorcycle Helmet

Position Statement

AAAM urges all countries, provinces, and/or states to adopt and enforce legislation mandating that all persons riding on a motorcycle wear a properly-fitted and secured helmet that meets national motorcycle helmet standards.

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