Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit

Position Statement

The United States and all countries with BAC limits above 0.05g/dL should adopt a maximum BAC of 0.05 g/dL as the legal limit for driving.

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Booster Seats

Position Statement

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 is urged.

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Electronic Stability Systems

Position Statement

The installation of Electronic Stability Control Systems into every new motor vehicle with ongoing research into methods to cost effectively optimize ongoing system refinements should be supported.

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Event Data Recorder

Position Statement

The ongoing development and deployment of worldwide, uniform standards governing motor vehicle event data recorders and the appropriate use of the recorded data should be supported.

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Graduated Driver Licensing Systems for Novice Drivers

Position Statement

All jurisdictions should adopt graduated driver licensing systems for novice drivers up to age 21 also global collaboration and funding for further research is recommended.

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Primary Enforcement of Seat Belt Use Laws

Position Statement

There should be an 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

All countries should adopt and enforce legislation mandating that all passenger vehicles contain functional three point restraint systems for all seating positions. All countries should also adopt and fully enforce legislation requiring that all occupants of moving passenger vehicles be restrained appropriately as dictated by their age and size.

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Motorcycle Helmet

Position Statement

All countries, provinces, and/or states are urged 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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Unattended Child Reminder Systems

Position Statement

The United States and all countries should encourage the development and widespread use of unattended child reminder systems and associated technology to reduce the occurrence of heat stress, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and other thermal injuries to children in vehicles. 

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