In their 2019 report, the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety (AHAS) raises concerns regarding highway safety. The organization identifies 16 essential highway laws they believe all states should adopt and enact.
The report said that every single state still has gaps in their laws. However, if they passed just one measure this year, substantial safety improvements for occupant protection, child passenger safety, teen drivers, impairment and distraction could be accomplished.
In 2019, Texas saw a total of 3,722 traffic fatalities, and a total of 33,837 people lost their lives on Texas roads over the last 10 years.
Traffic Safety Laws Texas Should Enact
Among the 16 recommended laws, enacting the following provisions could potentially curtail serious injuries and fatalities, according to the report.
Laws Texas Currently in Place
Responsibility Still Falls on Drivers
We can only rely so much on state and federal regulations. Most of the responsibility falls on drivers. Regardless of which laws aren’t currently enacted, crashes can be prevented by staying attentive, sober, alert, and patient behind the wheel.
When someone’s negligent actions cause an injury or death, the responsible party should be held accountable. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Chad Jones Law know how to help crash victims build strong claims and get results.
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