Category: Service Groups

  • October 1st, 2020

NHTSA asks EMS agencies across the U.S. to take a few minutes each week to report PPE, personnel status within their agency. EMS and its public safety colleagues continue to serve on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Resource procurement and distribution of personal protective equipment and staffing shortages continue to challenge […]

  • July 29th, 2020

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise many benefits, but questions remain about how law enforcement (LE) officers will interact with them. Officers likely will encounter new challenges related to technology, procedures, and constitutional authorities. To better understand the potential challenges of LE interaction with AVs, the RAND Corporation and the Police Executive Research Forum, on behalf of […]

  • July 23rd, 2020

GHSA’s latest Annual Report highlights association activities conducted between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. Partnerships are always critical to the Association’s success, but most particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. GHSA worked with Congress and NHTSA to grant the agency authority to waive or postpone highway safety program requirements impacted by the pandemic – […]

  • May 21st, 2020

This year, President Donald Trump declared that May 17 through May 23, 2020, should be known as Emergency Medical Services Week. “During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls […]

  • May 19th, 2020

“You are making a tremendous difference for our country,” Secretary Chao says in video message. In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recorded a video message honoring the people of EMS and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to their communities, especially during this unprecedented pandemic. […]

  • May 19th, 2020

EMS professionals have long served at the frontlines of our healthcare system, ready for any emergency. For nearly half a century, we have celebrated the dedication of our nation’s emergency medical services professionals during National EMS Week. This year we mark this occasion during a most extraordinary time. Instead of hosting awards ceremonies and recognition […]

  • April 16th, 2020

Issue Automated vehicles hold the potential to disrupt our transportation system in the 21st century. Experts predict that vehicles could be fully automated by as early as 2025 or as late as 2035. While vehicle automation may improving safety and efficiency and expanding mobility, the technology could also lead people to drive more often and […]

  • April 16th, 2020

2019 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Users – Design and Safety Implications: A Summary Report Published April 2020 Forum Objectives Gather representatives/experts from the research community, government, and industry to discuss issues and identify research needs and critical considerations regarding the design and safety of vehicle technologies and automation Develop […]

  • August 14th, 2019

In 2017, there were 37,133 motor vehicle fatalities on U.S. roadways. This is a 1.8% decrease from the 37,806 people killed in 2016 (NHTSA, 2018). While there has generally been a downward trend in traffic fatalities over the past 40 years, the number of miles U.S. drivers travel continues to rise, increasing their exposure to […]

  • April 16th, 2019

Identifies elements critical for creating strong, measurable programs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Motor vehicles remain the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. Though fatal crashes involving drivers 16-24 years old declined more than 25% over the past decade, much work remains. To help states further this progress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]