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Washington (AP) -- A Handful of states are getting high marks in a new study from a highway safety group.
In particular, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety identified Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee as its 'best performance states' in its annual highway safety report.
The group looks at traffic safety measures including seat belt use, impaired driving and child booster seat use.
No state received a perfect rating. Vice President Jackie Gillan says overall, the report identified nearly "300 dangerous gaps in state traffic safety laws." Gillan says the group wants governors and lawmakers to "remove the roadblocks, quit delaying" and start passing measures that save lives and reduce injuries.
Meanwhile, the group says Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota and Wyoming have received the lowest rankings.
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