There is precedent for passing federal legislation to ensure state laws adhere to minimum safety requirements. Click on the dates to see significant examples:

  1. 1984

  2. 1986

  3. 1998

  4. 2005

  5. TODAY

  6. 21 Years Old

    1984

    President Reagan signed the bill to set a minimum drinking age of 21 in 1984. Despite challenges, all states adopted the law by 1987.

  7. Upgrade Everywhere

    1986

    Commercial Driver Licensing laws were upgraded in every state by 1992 after President Reagan signed them into a law in 1986.

  8. Zero Tolerance

    1998

    By 1998, every state adopted zero tolerance laws for drinking and driving under age 21. It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1995.

  9. .08 BAC

    2005

    By 2005, every state had adopted a .08% maximum Blood Alcohol Content law after it was signed into law by President Clinton in 2000.

  10. GDL LAWS ADVANCE

    TODAY

    Key national Graduated Driver
    Licensing provisions from the
    STANDUP Act have now been
    added to the Motor Vehicle
    and Highway Safety
    Improvement Act of 2011 (S.1449).