Enforcing Traffic Laws Makes Roads Safer, New Research Shows

High visibility enforcement of traffic safety laws actually works. When carried out, regulations governing driving have a positive and measurable impact on safety by reducing dangerous behaviors behind the wheel that put road users at risk.

That is the main take-away of a new research study released on Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that confirms that when laws are implemented, positive behavior change often occurs.

“This study reinforces the need for equitable traffic enforcement focused on the most dangerous driving behaviors,” Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), said in a statement. “Over the past two years,

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