Traffic Safety: Legislative Trends and the Effects of the Pandemic | OAS Episode 104

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Summary: The focus of today’s podcast is transportation safety and the type of legislation states have enacted to address concerns in that area. Our guests are two NCSL staffers, Doug Shinkle, who directs the Transportation Program, and Samantha Bloch, an NCSL transportation and traffic safety policy expert. We discussed a range of topics—school bus safety, hand-held devices, alcohol and drug impaired driving. I also asked them to share their thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic might change some aspects of transportation and how states may respond.         Resources NCSL Transportation Legislation Tracking Database NCSL Transportation Program Homepage OAS Episode 104 Transcription