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Dec 16, 2014, 10:30 ET
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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...

Oct 27, 2014, 09:00 ET
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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...

Sep 30, 2014, 09:00 ET
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"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...

Sep 16, 2014, 14:30 ET
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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...

Sep 09, 2014, 01:00 ET
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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...

Sep 04, 2014, 10:00 ET
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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...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 ET
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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...

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...