Category: Service Groups

  • 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 […]

  • March 28th, 2019

The latest edition of GHSA’s “Directions in Highway Safety” Newsletter offers a glimpse at our work thus far in 2019, including an overview of our recent reports on speeding and pedestrian safety. Additional articles discuss GHSA and AAA’s recent forum on drug-impaired driving, gearing up for re-authorization, new safety research and campaigns, bolstering relationships with […]

  • March 26th, 2019

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives through research into the causes of traffic crashes and educating the public about ways to prevent crashes and reduce injuries based on research. One of the fundamental elements of any traffic safety research is quantifying traffic risks, which requires two types of data: 1) […]

  • January 17th, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. Despite this, speeding is not given enough attention as a traffic safety issue and is widely deemed culturally acceptable by the motoring public. “Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking […]

  • January 9th, 2019

This research brief utilized data from the AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study to examine the amount and types of medications used by older drivers. Many medications – such as antihistamines, narcotic analgesics, central nervous system (CNS) drugs, muscle relaxants and tricyclic antidepressants – have been associated with increased crash risk. 1,2 We […]

  • October 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) congratulates the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) on its automated vehicles policy guidance 3.0 and its ongoing effort to promote a national policy framework for these new safety technologies. GHSA also thanks U.S. DOT for gathering input and keeping the safety community apprised as it developed this […]

  • October 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 37,133 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2017, a 1.8% decrease from 2016. Historically, a strong economy and employment rate – as we have now – correlates with an increase in traffic deaths, so this drop, while small, is encouraging news. Of […]

  • August 2nd, 2018

Students with disabilities should be considered in the planning and implementation of Safe Routes to School activities related to all of the Six E’s of Safe Routes to School. Providing an inclusive framework that outlines strategies for engaging students with disabilities from the beginning of the planning of your Safe Routes to School program is […]