Tag: GHSA

  • 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 […]

  • October 15th, 2020

August 27, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org Personal transportation device use will likely grow as wary commuters avoid public transit during the pandemic, requiring education, infrastructure investment, improved data collection and enforcement to protect road users. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Micromobility – pedal-powered and electric bicycles (e-bikes), electric scooters (e-scooters) and other small transportation devices – […]

  • October 1st, 2020

October 1, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org AFTER-HOURS CONTACT: Pam Shadel Fischer, 908-619-2786, pfischer@ghsa.org Pandemic Prompting Speeding, Lack of Seat Belt Use Statement for attribution to Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The release of new data and special reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of the […]

  • September 29th, 2020

September 29, 2020 CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org AFTER-HOURS CONTACT: Pam Shadel Fischer, 908-619-2786, pfischer@ghsa.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – When it comes to safety on U.S. roadways, being a pedestrian can be deadly. As pedestrian fatalities have soared to historic levels in the past decade, representatives of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) joined earlier today with U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]

  • July 14th, 2020

Alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all U.S. motor vehicle deaths in 2018, the lowest percentage since 1982 when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began reporting alcohol data. This was sparked by a 3.6 percent decrease in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities from 2017 to 2018 (National Center for Statistics & Analysis [NCSA], 2019). […]

  • July 7th, 2020

GHSA’s annual spotlight report, “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data,” offers a first look at state and national trends in 2019 pedestrian deaths. The report projects 6,590 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years. GHSA’s projection represents a 5% increase from 2018 in the number of pedestrian fatalities. The […]

  • June 5th, 2020

GHSA announced that a new pedestrian report predicts a 30-year high in the number of pedestrian deaths. “On Feb. 27, GHSA released a new spotlight report, “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2019 Preliminary Data.” While overall traffic deaths are going down, pedestrian deaths are rising sharply. The report estimates that the nationwide number of pedestrians […]

  • June 5th, 2020

In their recent newsletter, GHSA stated that the number of reckless driving accidents has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As people have been sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic on U.S. roadways has dropped to unprecedented levels. That’s generated some unexpected benefits for motorists — lower gas prices, rebates on auto insurance premiums […]