Tag: News Release

  • December 9th, 2019

One-Third of All Impaired Driving Deaths Caused by Repeat Offenders WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even as our nation’s roadways are becoming safer, impaired driving remains a major highway safety problem nationwide. A new report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in partnership with Responsibility.org calls for a systemic and holistic approach to high-risk impaired drivers […]

  • October 14th, 2019

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is launching a new partnership with Uber Eats to provide important road safety guidance to delivery partners who ride bicycles. GHSA worked with Uber Eats to develop eight critical safety tips that are being rolled out to bicycle delivery partners at events in major Uber Eats markets across the country, starting […]

  • July 16th, 2019

New Findings Suggest How to Increase Acceptance  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report examining why motorcycle riders choose to wear – or not wear – high-visibility gear and what can be done to encourage greater use […]

  • June 18th, 2019

Statement by Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Executive Director Jonathan Adkins WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 36,750 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2018, a one percent decrease from 2017. While any drop in the overall numbers is encouraging, the ongoing daily carnage on our nation’s roads […]

  • May 16th, 2019

Grants Awarded to Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) announced the recipients of a third year of grants to help states implement innovative drowsy driving prevention campaigns. Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York will each receive […]

  • May 1st, 2019

Expert Panel to Consider How to Prepare Motorists and Law Enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. – As motor vehicle technologies continue to blur the definitions of “driver” and “machine,” the implications for the everyday motorist and the law enforcement officers on the front lines of highway safety can easily be overlooked. On May 8 in Arlington, Virginia, […]

  • 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 1st, 2019

More than 6,200 Pedestrians Killed on U.S. Roads Last Year WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that 6,227 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades. States were asked to report pedestrian fatalities for the first six months of 2018. After adjusting this raw data […]