The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) supports the enactment of bicycle helmet usage laws. Bicycle helmets offer bicyclists the best protection from head injuries resulting from bicycle crashes, and bicycle helmet laws have been proven effective in increasing bicycle helmet use. This fact sheet addresses the topic under the following headings: Key Facts; Legislative Status; Cost Savings; Who Supports Bicycle Use Laws; List of States with Bicycle Helmet Laws; and Information Sources. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages States to require prompt, mandatory suspension of drivers' licenses for alcohol and/or other drug test failure and refusal. Administrative license revocation (ALR) laws are based on objective chemical tests (blood, breath, or urine), similar to "illegal per se" criminal laws against impaired driving. Administrative license revocation allows police and driver licensing authorities to revoke the driver's license swiftly, without long delays while waiting for a criminal trial, and protects the offender's right of due process through an appeal system. ALR is similar to "implied consent" laws in states which automatically suspend a driver's license for refusing a BAC test. ALR automatically suspends the license for failing the BAC test. This fact sheet addresses this topic through the following questions, headings, and key facts: What provisions should be included in an Administrative Revocation Law? How much does an Administrative License Revocation program cost? How can Administrative License Revocation be financed? Who supports Administrative License Revocation? Incentive Grant Program; Research Studies; and Information Sources.


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  • Pagination: 4 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00797179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 851
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2000 12:00AM