Traffic safety laws improve safety

Data compiled by the Auto Insurance Center shows that in states with tougher driving laws, fewer motorists die in auto accidents. Comparing speed limits, teen driving restrictions, and seat belt laws in the states, the Auto Insurance Center found a direct relationship between tougher laws and fewer deaths.

To explore whether states with stricter laws experience better safety outcomes, the Auto Insurance Center compared each state’s laws with the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

The results, in a reader friendly format, are here. A Washington Post story on the findings is here.

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