• April 26th, 2017

Law Enforcement Training Grants Fill Critical Gap WASHINGTON, D.C.—With more states legalizing marijuana and record numbers of people dying from drug overdoses, concerns about drug-impaired driving are escalating. While we have made progress in combatting drunk driving in recent decades, drug use by drivers continues to rise. In fact, in 2015 (the most recent national […]

  • April 13th, 2017

With Pedestrian Deaths Surging in 2016, Now is the Time for Action Statement for attribution to Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Executive Director Jonathan Adkins WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Highway Safety Offices and their partners should broaden their anti-drunk driving campaigns to encourage bicyclists and pedestrians to consider safer transportation alternatives after heavy drinking. As the Insurance […]

  • April 12th, 2017

Largest Annual Increase Ever Recorded WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects an 11% increase in the number of persons on foot killed on U.S. roadways last year, compared to 2015. This would represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, both in terms of number of deaths and percent increase. GHSA’s annual Spotlight on […]

  • February 17th, 2017

States Need Flexibility to Try New Approaches Statement for attribution to Jonathan Adkins, GHSA Executive Director WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council’s projection that highway deaths increased 6 percent in 2016 is a call to action for the highway safety community. While the data is preliminary and will differ from final federal data, the […]

  • February 3rd, 2017

Report Spotlights  Safety Challenges in Era of New Technology  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As autonomous vehicles (AVs) merge into our nation’s traffic, the most pressing safety challenge for states will be preparing human drivers. While these vehicles have the potential for tremendous safety benefits, AVs will be sharing the road with traditional driver-operated cars for many […]

  • October 21st, 2016

The study reported by GHSA found that older teen-age drivers were trending higher in their involvement in fatal crashes. This result was based on national FARS data, and the results should be considered by all states as they design their countermeasure programs. An attempt was made to replicate these results in Alabama, recognizing that the […]

  • July 21st, 2015

Report No.: DOT HS 812 184 The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline, Fourth Edition (2012), is a voluntary guideline designed to help States determine what crash data to collect on their police accident reports (PARs) and what data to code and carry in their crash databases. The MMUCC Guideline does not provide States […]