Arkansas recently received a score of 8 out of a possible 14 points, according to The Emergency Nurses Association’s national score card. Arkansas’ improvements were credited to a stricter graduated driver’s license for adolescents, enacting law that made seat belt use mandatory, and enacting laws that made texting while driving illegal.
The Emergency Nurses Association’s score card highlights laws that can be beneficial in preventing deaths and injuries caused from motor vehicle accidents on the highways. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 37,000 fatalities occur every year on our nation’s highways.
Oregon and Washington were the only states to receive a perfect score of 14.