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Rules Of Road Vary In D.C. Region

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By David Schultz

The group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety divided the country into three categories: green states, yellow states and red states.

Green states have strong traffic safety laws. Laws in yellow states are not as strong. Red states are places where drivers can get away with a lot.

Jackie Gillan, the group's vice president, says the colors of the D.C. region are mixed. "It doesn't make sense in this area," she says, "where you have Virginia which is now a red state bordered by the district which is our top area, and Maryland with a green rating."

The group says one way to make all states green is to withhold federal transportation funding from states that don't beef up their laws.

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