Crawford Introduces Highway Safety Bill

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) Friday introduced legislation that keeps drug-abusing drivers from operating large trucks.

The Safe Roads Act of 2011 (H.R. 2459) closes a current loophole that is easily exploited by drug-abusing drivers.  The Safe Roads Act establishes a central repository of drivers’ drug and alcohol test results, which prevents drivers who fail a drug or alcohol test in one state from driving in another.

“The Safe Roads Act is commonsense legislation that protects everyone on the road,” said Congressman Rick Crawford. “Creating a clearinghouse to store all test results will ensure drug-abusing drivers cannot share the road with families.  I am happy Arkansas already uses a central repository and it is time a national system is in place.”

The Safe Roads Act is a revenue-neutral bill allowing Congress to authorize the development and deployment of a centralized clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results. Arkansas Senators Pryor and Boozman recently introduced nearly identical legislation, S. 754, in the United States Senate.

For more information on Congressman Rick Crawford, click here.

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