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01 Sep, 2015, 14:00 ET National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Nashville

 Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented its 2015 highway safety awards to two individuals who have made a national...


31 Aug, 2015, 08:00 ET National Highway Safety Leaders Meeting in Nashville to Address Risky Driving Behaviors

The nation's highway safety leaders will hold their Annual Meeting Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 in downtown Nashville to collaborate on improving...


16 Dec, 2014, 10:30 ET States Urge Motorists to Stay Safe and Drive Sober During the Holidays

 Across the country, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) member State Highway Safety Offices are working with law enforcement officials...


27 Oct, 2014, 09:00 ET Bicyclist Fatalities a Growing Problem for Key Groups

The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward, particularly for certain subsets of the population, according to a report...


30 Sep, 2014, 09:00 ET "Big Three" Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief's Agenda

Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, was re-elected for a third term as chairman of the Governors Highway...


16 Sep, 2014, 14:30 ET State Highway Safety Chief Calls for Reforms at Senate Hearing

Today, GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer...


09 Sep, 2014, 01:00 ET National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Grand Rapids

Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented its 2014 highway safety awards to two individuals who have made a national impact...


04 Sep, 2014, 10:00 ET National Highway Safety Leaders Gather in Grand Rapids

September 6-10, more than 500 of the nation's top highway safety leaders will meet in Michigan to continue their collective work toward preventing...


26 Aug, 2014, 09:00 ET Report Highlights Teen Distracted Driving Policies and Programs

As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and...


08 Jul, 2014, 09:00 ET 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...


30 May, 2014, 09:00 ET 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...


06 May, 2014, 11:00 ET 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...


17 Oct, 2013, 16:06 ET 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...


18 Sep, 2013, 10:00 ET 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...


17 Jul, 2013, 10:26 ET 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...


11 Jul, 2013, 11:22 ET 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...


25 Jun, 2013, 10:04 ET 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...


02 May, 2013, 09:30 ET 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...


24 Apr, 2013, 10:00 ET 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...


04 Mar, 2013, 10:47 ET 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...


26 Feb, 2013, 10:23 ET 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...


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

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


27 Nov, 2012, 12:05 ET 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...


10 Oct, 2012, 10:00 ET 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...


06 Sep, 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...