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NICB Backs Oregon Vehicle Theft Bill

Vehicle thefts increased more than 53% in Oregon between 2012 and 2017 — compared to 11% nationwide — and now a new bill supported by public officials and the National Insurance Crime Bureau aims to reverse the trend.

Georgia Enacts Hands-Free Law

Georgia's Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia has signed a hands-free bill into law, rendering the most significant change in the state's driving rules since texting while driving was banned in 2010.

Hawaii Bill Aims to Safeguard Against Drugged Driving

A bill championed by Hawaii's Gov. David Ige aims to ensure that driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal and would also broaden the scope of drugs that cause impairment, reports Honolulu Civil Beat.

Vermont May Use Saliva Test for Drugged Driving

A bill that would allow Vermont police to take a saliva sample from drivers who appear drug impaired received preliminary approval by the state's House on March 1. If the bill passes in a second vote on the House floor, it will move to the Senate.

Iowa Moves Toward Ignition Interlock Law

An Iowa bill developed by a coalition of public safety, legal and transportation agencies calling for ignition interlocks on any motor vehicle owned or operated by a person with a temporary restricted driver's license is headed to a state's Senate Judiciary Committee for review.

Utah Paving the Way for Autonomous Cars

A Utah bill aimed at adopting rules that would allow autonomous cars and trucks on roads in the state passed a House committee on a unanimous vote on Feb. 21. The proposed legislation will now proceed to the full House for consideration.