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Jul 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Report Highlights Programs With Potential to Increase Teen Seat Belt Use

Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers...

May 30, 2014, 09:00 ET
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States Receive Teen Driving Grants to Address Risky Behaviors

Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety...

May 06, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Study Finds Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7% in 2013

For only the second year since 1997, U.S. motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease in 2013, according to a new analysis of preliminary...

Apr 03, 2014, 11:45 ET
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States Support First Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign

Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and...

Mar 05, 2014, 09:00 ET
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New Report: Reversal in Three-Year Uptick in Pedestrian Fatalities

For the first time since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is declining. Compared with the first six months of 2012,...

Oct 17, 2013, 16:06 ET
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Parents Urged to Leverage State GDL Programs to Help Reduce Teen Crash Risk During National Teen Driver Safety Week

 What's the most important factor in keeping young drivers safe on the road? Parental involvement. While developmental and behavior issues...

Sep 18, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Tennessee's Poole Re-elected Chairman of GHSA

Association Sets Priorities, Revises Drugged-Driving Policy Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, was...

Jul 17, 2013, 10:26 ET
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New Report Finds States Stepping Up Efforts to Combat Distracted Driving

 With 50 percent of the U.S. adult population now owning smartphones and the wireless industry reporting a subscription penetration rate of...

Jul 11, 2013, 11:22 ET
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States Receive Teen Driving Grants for Innovative Projects

Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Utah Selected  With the summer driving season--the deadliest time on the road for teens--in...

Jun 25, 2013, 10:04 ET
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Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes

 Speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety...

May 02, 2013, 09:30 ET
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New Report Helps States Better Engage Parents of Teen Drivers

 What's an effective tool for reducing teen crash risk? Parents. Moms and dads play a critical role in helping teens survive their most...

Apr 24, 2013, 10:00 ET
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New Study: Motorcycle Deaths Spike in 2012

In a new report released today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is projecting that motorcyclist deaths increased approximately 9...

Mar 04, 2013, 10:47 ET
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Traffic Safety Community Calls on Congress to Fully Fund Highway Safety Grant Programs

MADD and GHSA warn that failure to fund priority safety programs will be devastating for states Six major highway safety organizations...

Feb 26, 2013, 10:23 ET
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New Study: Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2012

Preliminary Data Indicate Deaths of 16- and 17-Year-Old Drivers Up 19 Percent  A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety...

Jan 29, 2013, 11:05 ET
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GHSA Thanks Secretary LaHood for His Service

Unprecedented Commitment to Behavioral Safety Statement for Attribution to Barbara Harsha, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety...

Nov 27, 2012, 12:05 ET
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GHSA Praises Federal Report Calling for Motorcycle Safety Changes

The following statement is attributable to Barbara Harsha, Executive Director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) The...

Oct 10, 2012, 10:00 ET
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New Publication Takes In-Depth Look at Improving Teen Driver Safety

What to do about teen driving? That's the question a new publication released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) attempts...

Sep 06, 2012, 10:16 ET

GHSA Broadens Distracted Driving and Drugged Driving Policies

Organization Supports New State Legislation  During its recent Annual Meeting, the membership of the Governors Highway Safety...

Aug 23, 2012, 10:00 ET
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State, National Highway Safety Experts Meet in Baltimore

Focus on Highway Safety as a Public Health Priority Next week, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Maryland Highway...

Jul 03, 2012, 11:37 ET
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Surface Transportation Extension Praised by State Safety Leaders

Funding Essential to Reduce Drunk, Distracted and Unbelted Drivers  The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) praised Congress...

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