Category: Government Agencies

  • September 24th, 2020

September 23, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org Data tracking, police training, inclusivity, new programs needed Statement for attribution to Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Traffic deaths are a public health crisis in our country, with 36,560 lives taken in 2018, hundreds of thousands of serious injuries and millions […]

  • September 11th, 2020

Title 23, United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 23 CFR 646.208 establishes funding for the elimination of hazards at public rail-highway grade crossings. The intent of this program and application is to reduce rail-highway grade crossing fatalities and incidents. The program is a cooperative effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Alabama Department […]

  • August 28th, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division and State Bureau of Investigation are back in the classroom. The agency is currently utilizing both laser scanners and drone technology to gather various types of information from crash and crime scenes throughout the state to create 3-D images. This will […]

  • June 19th, 2020

A variety of traffic safety events take place each year, and NHTSA compiles them into two helpful PDF calendars. Discover the 2020 events and learn how you can get involved! Stay informed with the latest NHTSA/TSM calendars. Download the 2020 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar Download the 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar

  • June 19th, 2020

A variety of traffic safety events take place each year, and NHTSA compiles them into two helpful PDF calendars. Discover the 2021 events and learn how you can get involved! Stay informed with the latest NHTSA/TSM calendars. Download the 2021 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar Download the 2021 NHTSA Communications Calendar

  • June 12th, 2020

Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. Having said this, nearly $6 billion was lost to motor vehicle thefts in 2018.  What would happen if yours suddenly disappeared? There were 748,841 motor vehicles stolen in 2018. Only 59.3% of all stolen motor […]

  • June 9th, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) works to reduce the occurrence of distracted driving and raise awareness of its dangers. This risky behavior poses a danger to vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and pedalcyclists. Driver distraction is a specific type of driver inattention. Distraction occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving […]

  • June 9th, 2020

In 2018 there were 6,907 people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes in the United States, 19 percent of all traffic fatalities. Between 2017 and 2018 there was a 1-percent increase in the number of 65 and older killed in traffic crashes.  For the purpose of this fact sheet “older” drivers, occupants and nonoccupants […]

  • June 9th, 2020

The Speeding Traffic Safety Fact Sheet summarizes speeding-related crashes in 2018.  Among the key findings: There were 36,560 traffic fatalities in 2018; among them, 9,378 (26%) were in crashes involving at least one speeding driver. Speeding-related fatalities in 2018 decreased by 6 percent from 2017, from 9,947 to 9,378. In 2018, some 30 percent of […]

  • June 9th, 2020

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2019 shows that an estimated 36,120 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an estimated decrease of about 1.2 percent as compared to the 36,560 fatalities that were reported in 2018. Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) […]