Category: Government Agencies

  • May 18th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported today that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021 – the most since 2005 and an average of 117 deaths every day. Crash deaths rose by 10.5% in 2021 compared to the year before, making it the largest ever annual percentage increase in the […]

  • February 2nd, 2022

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Annual Accomplishments highlights our best work of 2021 and illustrates the sustained impact of the Volpe Center in supporting the U.S. DOT’s top priorities and strategic goals: safety, climate solutions and sustainability, transformational innovation, economic strength and global competitiveness, transportation equity, organizational excellence, and small business innovation research. This year’s […]

  • January 24th, 2022

By WSFA 12 News Staff Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM CST MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is launching a new public safety campaign called “Everyone is a Pedestrian” after noting a “dramatic increase” in pedestrian-related crashes and deaths. ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division and its law enforcement partners across the state investigated […]

  • January 14th, 2022

Each year, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty of green beer. Unfortunately, it often ends with risky drunk drivers taking to the streets when the parties end. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick’s Day, please remember that Buzzed Driving Is […]

  • January 6th, 2022

Each year, the Super Bowl garners millions of viewers, with many taking the opportunity to cheer on their favored team with a night out or by attending a party. To help keep Americans safe on the roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding football enthusiasts that Fans Don’t […]

  • November 29th, 2021

In 2009, the EMS community came together to create the original National EMS Education Standards (the Standards). This represented a major step toward realizing the vision put forth in the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future and was further outlined in the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach four years later. This […]

  • November 24th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Millions of Americans are hitting the road this week to reunite with loved ones around the Thanksgiving table. AAA predicts a 13% increase in travel compared to last year, and more cars on the road means a higher chance for accidents. That’s why the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says they will […]

  • November 10th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The punishment for drivers who move recklessly through work zones has increased. The Alabama Department of Transportation launched a new campaign to make sure all drivers know a new law about driving through construction zones. Recent deaths of road workers along Alabama highways are a sober reminder that there is little […]

  • September 29th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers continues a decade-long trend in the wrong direction during the pandemic, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and its State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) members are marking the second annual National Pedestrian Safety Month this October by taking steps to address the […]

  • August 25th, 2021

The report provides updates on GHSA’s activities and achievements, focusing on three key areas: Collaborating with Congress and Federal Agencies GHSA worked with Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to adapt highway safety program requirements amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic, engaged on transportation reauthorization and infrastructure legislation to ease administrative burdens and increase […]