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house Bill H.R. 5949

STARS Act of 2010

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      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Highways and Transit
    IntroducedJuly 29th, 2010

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STARS Act of 2010

Official Title

To establish a grant program in the Department of Transportation to improve the traffic safety of teen drivers.


Students Taking Action for Road Safety Act of 2010 or STARS Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a teen traffic safety grant program to make formula grants to states to implement statewide programs to improve the traffic safety of teen drivers. Authorizes a state to use grant funds to implement a statewide program to improve the traffic safety of teen drivers, including activities to support peer-to-peer education and prevention strategies in schools and communities to increase safety belt use and reduce speeding, impaired and distracted driving, underage drinking, and other destructive teen driver decisions that lead to injuries and fatalities. Authorizes the Secretary to contract with a national, nonprofit organization (center) to provide training and technical assistance to state and local officials, student leaders, school advisors, and other entities associated with the grant program. Authorizes the center to operate a national teen traffic safety clearinghouse. Directs the Secretary to establish the National Teen Driver Advisory Council to study and develop an education and prevention strategy to reduce teen driver injuries and fatalities.

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