Tag: GHSA

  • October 22nd, 2021

The new analysis for GHSA found that from 2015 to 2019, teen drivers and passengers (16-19 years of age) accounted for a greater proportion of speeding-related fatalities (43%) than all other age groups (30%). During this five-year period, 4,930 teen drivers and passengers died in speeding-related crashes. Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle also sheds light […]

  • 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 […]

  • April 6th, 2021

In 2019, the number of U.S. pedestrian deaths declined about 1% compared to 2018. This small but welcome decline followed an unprecedented 55% increase in pedestrian deaths from 2009 to 2018. Despite this small recent decrease, pedestrian fatalities recorded in 2018 and 2019 have not been this high since 1990. For the first six months […]

  • March 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020 as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, and other dangerous driving behaviors increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. GHSA’s annual Spotlight on Highway Safety offers the first comprehensive look at state and national trends in 2020 pedestrian traffic deaths, based on preliminary data provided by State […]

  • March 11th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The new Dangerous by Design report from Smart Growth America aligns with prior reporting from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showing a dramatic increase in excessive speeding and a historical surge in pedestrian fatalities. All signs also point towards 2020 seeing a disturbing rise in […]

  • January 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2021 – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, today released a new report that examines the significant role speeding plays in teen driver fatalities and offers practical tools to help parents rein in this lethal driving habit. The new analysis for GHSA found that from 2015 to […]

  • January 26th, 2021

The U.S. has a speeding problem. Driving at high rates of speed or too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to serious and fatal crashes on our nation’s roadways. Over the past five years (2015-2019), speeding has claimed the lives of approximately one-third of all people killed in motor vehicle […]

  • January 14th, 2021

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 11,260 people were killed on U.S. roadways in the third quarter of 2020, a 13.1% increase compared to the same period in 2019. Looking at the first nine months of 2020, the data show that 28,190 people died in crashes, a 4.6% increase from the year before. Traffic […]