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California rated one of the best states for highway safety laws

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 13:50:56-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California has been named one of the top states for highway safety laws according to saferoads.org' s 2020 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws Best and Worst States.

On the list, California ranked seventh for highway safety laws. The site found that the golden state had 10 highway safety laws. They also found that California was missing a minimum age of 16 for learner’s permit, nighttime and passenger restrictions and age 18 for unrestricted license for teen drivers, ignition interlocks for all-offenders and cell phone restrictions.

The list found that the "Best States" were those that have 11 to 16 laws including both primary enforcement seat belt laws, or 9 or more laws including both primary enforcement seat belt laws and an all-rider helmet law.

Among the list of "Worst States" included Arizona, South Dakota, Nevada and Ohio.