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Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the

Operating as usual

Far too many have come to accept traffic crashes as an unavoidable part of modern society. GHSA is breaking that cycle a...
02/07/2023
Call to Action: NRSS | US Department of Transportation

Far too many have come to accept traffic crashes as an unavoidable part of modern society. GHSA is breaking that cycle and committing to doing our part to end roadway deaths. What will YOU do to commit?

Learn more about how we're supporting a zero fatalities goal: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA-NRSS-Statement23

See how you can get involved: https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS/CallToAction

U.S. Department of Transportation
Secretary Pete Buttigieg
NHTSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a responsibility to make our roadways safer for everyone; we also recognize that we can’t do it alone. The success of the National Roadway Safety Strategy will require action from everyone. We need you—government at all levels, law enforcement, industry,...

Nearly half of all traffic deaths on  Sunday involve drunk drivers.GHSA, Lyft and Responsibility.org are proud to extend...
02/06/2023
To Bring Down Traffic Deaths, Feds Launch Another Safe Streets Initiative

Nearly half of all traffic deaths on Sunday involve drunk drivers.

GHSA, Lyft and Responsibility.org are proud to extend our partnership so states can provide ride-hailing discounts to those who may be tempted to drive after drinking or consuming drugs during the Super Bowl next Sunday.

https://www.route-fifty.com/infrastructure/2023/02/bring-down-traffic-deaths-feds-launch-another-safe-streets-initiative/382581/

Colorado Department of Transportation
Zero Deaths Maryland
Missouri Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation
Secretary Pete Buttigieg

The Transportation Department has enlisted dozens of organizations that have committed to taking action to make the roads less dangerous.

Want to get involved in improving traffic safety for all? The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BT...
02/04/2023

Want to get involved in improving traffic safety for all? The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) is soliciting problem statements for FY 2024. Help out by submitting a problem statement identifying a relevant behavioral traffic safety topic that requires more research. The submission deadline is February 17.

Learn more and submit a problem statement: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7112484/BTSCRP-Problem-Statement-Submission-FY-2024

Transportation Research Board
NHTSA

GHSA is pleased to support and celebrate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, an am...
02/03/2023

GHSA is pleased to support and celebrate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, an ambitious safety plan released a year ago that calls for a national goal of zero deaths on our nation’s roads. Thank you to Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. DOT and NHTSA for drawing attention to the ongoing traffic safety crisis.

While the offers a comprehensive roadmap for how to reach zero traffic deaths, it’s clear we have a long way to go to meet that goal. Fatalities rose 7% in 2020 (despite far fewer drivers) and surged 10.5% in 2021. Early 2022 data shows deaths are largely holding steady.

GHSA is pleased to be recognized by U.S. DOT as a “First Mover” for our strong support of the National Roadway Safety Strategy. Here’s a few of the ways we are supporting the and working to make roads safer for everyone using them:

🔶 Forming an Equity and Engagement Committee to address key barriers to advancing equity in highway safety programs, promote greater engagement in underserved communities & guide our efforts to prioritize equity in everything we do. https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA-Equity-Committee23

🔶 Providing grants to states to engage with underserved and underrepresented communities. Last year, GHSA partnered with The National Road Safety Foundation to award $75,000 in grants to three states to promote safe youth mobility options like walking, biking or riding a scooter in diverse and low-income communities. This year, GHSA is implementing separate grant programs through NRSF and Ford Motor Company Fund that encourage states to try innovative approaches to reaching more diverse communities.

🔶 Raising public awareness of the pedestrian safety crisis and how to make roads safer for people on foot. Our data analysis shows that drivers killed 7,485 people walking in 2021 – the most in 40 years. https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians22

🔶 Partnering with Uber on impaired driving prevention efforts in five states with high drunk driving fatality rates, including offering free and discounted rides that are a convenient alternative to getting behind the wheel impaired and putting everyone on the road in danger.

🔶 Highlighting the unique dangers and safety opportunities of rural roads in a report funded by State Farm. Nearly half of all traffic deaths occur on rural roads even though only 19% of the population lives in these areas.
https://www.ghsa.org/resources/GHSA/Rural-Road-Safety22

🔶 Along with the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving - NASID and Responsibility.org, creating a public messaging guide on how to best communicate about cannabis and safe driving, which will help states shift from enforcement-heavy messaging to ones that resonate more with cannabis consumers.
https://www.ghsa.org/resources/GHSA/Cannabis-Messaging-Report22

Our commitment to ending roadway crashes, deaths and injuries doesn’t stop there. These are just a few of the steps we've taken to support the and a zero fatalities goal, and we're working on a number of other projects and initiatives to help advance equity, support a and protect people both inside and outside of vehicles.

Do you want to join us in our commitment to eliminating dangerous driving and ensuring our roads are safe for all? See how your organization or company can sign onto the U.S. DOT Call to Action: https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS/CallToAction

GHSA is pleased to support and celebrate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, an am...
02/03/2023

GHSA is pleased to support and celebrate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, an ambitious safety plan released a year ago that calls for a national goal of zero deaths on our nation’s roads. Thank you to Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. DOT and NHTSA for drawing attention to the ongoing traffic safety crisis.

While the offers a comprehensive roadmap for how to reach zero traffic deaths, it’s clear we have a long way to go to meet that goal. Fatalities rose 7% in 2020 (despite far fewer drivers) and surged 10.5% in 2021. Early 2022 data shows deaths are largely holding steady.

GHSA is pleased to be recognized by U.S. DOT as a “First Mover” for our strong support of the National Roadway Safety Strategy. Here’s a few of the ways we are supporting the and working to make roads safer for everyone using them:

🔶 Forming an Equity and Engagement Committee to address key barriers to advancing equity in highway safety programs, promote greater engagement in underserved communities & guide our efforts to prioritize equity in everything we do. https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA-Equity-Committee23

🔶 Providing grants to states to engage with underserved and underrepresented communities. Last year, GHSA partnered with The National Road Safety Foundation to award $75,000 in grants to three states to promote safe youth mobility options like walking, biking or riding a scooter in diverse and low-income communities. This year, GHSA is implementing separate grant programs through NRSF and Ford Motor Company Fund that encourage states to try innovative approaches to reaching more diverse communities.

🔶 Raising public awareness of the pedestrian safety crisis and how to make roads safer for people on foot. Our data analysis shows that drivers killed 7,485 people walking in 2021 – the most in 40 years. https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians22

🔶 Partnering with Uber on impaired driving prevention efforts in five states with high drunk driving fatality rates, including offering free and discounted rides that are a convenient alternative to getting behind the wheel impaired and putting everyone on the road in danger.

🔶 Highlighting the unique dangers and safety opportunities of rural roads in a report funded by State Farm. Nearly half of all traffic deaths occur on rural roads even though only 19% of the population lives in these areas.
https://www.ghsa.org/resources/GHSA/Rural-Road-Safety22

🔶 Along with the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving - NASID and Responsibility.org, creating a public messaging guide on how to best communicate about cannabis and safe driving, which will help states shift from enforcement-heavy messaging to ones that resonate more with cannabis consumers.
https://www.ghsa.org/resources/GHSA/Cannabis-Messaging-Report22

Our commitment to ending roadway crashes, deaths and injuries doesn’t stop there. These are just a few of the steps we've taken to support the and a zero fatalities goal, and we're working on a number of other projects and initiatives to help advance equity, support a and protect people both inside and outside of vehicles.

Do you want to join us in our commitment to eliminating dangerous driving and ensuring our roads are safe for all? See how your organization or company can sign onto the U.S. DOT Call to Action: https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS/CallToAction

The  Annual Meeting is coming to New York City! With roadway deaths and dangerous driving at unprecedented levels, it's ...
02/02/2023
GHSA 2023 Annual Meeting | GHSA

The Annual Meeting is coming to New York City! With roadway deaths and dangerous driving at unprecedented levels, it's critical to bring together highway safety, public health, law enforcement, business and government leaders from across the country to address the ongoing roadway safety crisis. Join us in the Big Apple, epicenter of Vision Zero efforts in the United States, this August.

Registration opens in March. Learn more and stay tuned for more: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2023

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee of New York

Mark your calendar to join colleagues and partners from across the country in the Big Apple this August for the GHSA 2023 Annual Meeting.

GHSA is forming a new Equity and Engagement Committee to address key barriers to advancing equity in highway safety prog...
02/01/2023

GHSA is forming a new Equity and Engagement Committee to address key barriers to advancing equity in highway safety programs, promote greater engagement and outreach in underserved communities, and guide the association's ongoing efforts to prioritize equity.

Learn more about this new panel and our commitment to equitable traffic safety: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA-Equity-Committee23

NHTSA
California Office of Traffic Safety

Nominations for the 2023 GHSA Highway Safety Awards are now open! Help us recognize individuals or organizations for out...
01/30/2023

Nominations for the 2023 GHSA Highway Safety Awards are now open! Help us recognize individuals or organizations for outstanding achievements in highway safety by submitting a nomination by March 6: https://www.ghsa.org/about/safety-awards

Award winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting in New York City, August 12-16.

Responsibility.org
The National Road Safety Foundation

53.2 Million vehicles on the road have an open safety recall. Does yours? Check today at CheckToProtect.org.National Saf...
01/29/2023

53.2 Million vehicles on the road have an open safety recall. Does yours? Check today at CheckToProtect.org.



National Safety Council

Telling a driver they're being unsafe by speeding doesn't have to be confrontational. There are many ways a passenger ca...
01/28/2023

Telling a driver they're being unsafe by speeding doesn't have to be confrontational. There are many ways a passenger can say they prefer safety to speed - even with a joke or a rhyme.

Learn more about how to start the conversation and sign the Courage to Intervene Promise: https://nationalpassengersafety.org/




We Save Lives
The National Road Safety Foundation
SADD Nation
Candace Lightner, Mentor, Consultant & Changemaker

A new study from the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) examines state alcohol ignition interl...
01/27/2023
State of the Practice of State Alcohol Ignition Interlock Programs

A new study from the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) examines state alcohol ignition interlock programs and highlights issues - like data collection, budget limitations and inadequate staffing - that are barriers to more effective programs. The study also includes an online inventory of state resources in key key interlock program areas such as legislation, program funding, data management, vendor oversight, interlock technology and monitoring of driver compliance.

Read the report: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/66102

Explore the state interlock program data: https://aic.tirf.ca/alcohol-interlock-program-inventory/

NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

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Don't feel safe? Say something! All passengers should be empowered to speak up for their safety when riding in a vehicle...
01/26/2023

Don't feel safe? Say something! All passengers should be empowered to speak up for their safety when riding in a vehicle. See more resources to start the conversation and take the Courage to Intervene Promise: https://nationalpassengersafety.org/index.php/take-action/

We Save Lives
The National Road Safety Foundation
SADD Nation
Candace Lightner, Mentor, Consultant & Changemaker


Collecting good data on traffic citations and adjudications is essential to addressing the riskiest driving behaviors an...
01/25/2023
Strategies to Improve State Traffic Citation and Adjudication Outcomes | Blurbs New | Blurbs | Main

Collecting good data on traffic citations and adjudications is essential to addressing the riskiest driving behaviors and making our roads safer for everyone using them.

A new report from the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) identifies challenges and barriers to effective citation data tracking, and outlines proven strategies and solutions to address these obstacles.

Read more about the benefits of traffic citation and adjudication data and what steps state safety leaders can take to implement these strategies: https://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/182903.aspx

Transportation Research Board
NHTSA

The ability of state agencies to track citation, adjudication, and disposition data accurately and effectively is essential for the identification and appropriate adjudication of problem drivers and habitual offenders. Efficient data tracking can provide benefits at all steps of the citation-adjudic...

Here's a simple way to help ensure a safe ride when you're a passenger: Offer to be the designated texter so the driver ...
01/24/2023

Here's a simple way to help ensure a safe ride when you're a passenger: Offer to be the designated texter so the driver can stay focused on the road.

https://nationalpassengersafety.org/

We Save Lives
The National Road Safety Foundation
SADD Nation
Candace Lightner, Mentor, Consultant & Changemaker


GHSA strongly supports National Passenger Safety Week and its goal of empowering passengers to speak up for their safety...
01/23/2023

GHSA strongly supports National Passenger Safety Week and its goal of empowering passengers to speak up for their safety. "Normalizing safe driving – as well as speaking openly about it with family and friends – will make our roads safer for everyone using them," said GHSA Chair Barbara Rooney.

See tools, tips and more information on how to get the safe driving conversation started: https://nationalpassengersafety.org/

We Save Lives
The National Road Safety Foundation
SADD Nation
California Office of Traffic Safety
NHTSA
Candace Lightner, Mentor, Consultant & Changemaker


It's the first day of the second annual ! All passengers should be comfortable speaking up about unsafe driving, like sp...
01/22/2023

It's the first day of the second annual !

All passengers should be comfortable speaking up about unsafe driving, like speeding, not buckling up or getting behind the wheel impaired. GHSA is proud to support this important campaign to empower passengers to play an active role in safe driving.

Find helpful resources to start the safe driving conversation and sign the Courage to Intervene Promise: https://nationalpassengersafety.org/

We Save Lives
The National Road Safety Foundation
SADD Nation
Candace Lightner, Mentor, Consultant & Changemaker

Join us on January 26 for an update on latest publications from the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Progr...
01/20/2023

Join us on January 26 for an update on latest publications from the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP). GHSA Research Committee Chair Mark Ezzell will moderate this 30-minute webinar that will feature an overview of each project’s key findings, a brief discussion on how SHSOs can put this research into practice and information on how to submit a research problem statement. Hear about how to put these publications to use from Kerry Chausmer, Director, Programs and Member Services, GHSA; and Staci Hoff, Research Director, Target Zero.

Register today: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3479249943185188956

Transportation Research Board

This is an important contest from The National Road Safety Foundation that gets students involved in traffic safety and ...
01/19/2023

This is an important contest from The National Road Safety Foundation that gets students involved in traffic safety and recognizes the power passengers have when speaking up while riding in a vehicle being driven unsafely. We can't wait to see the results! Learn more about this : https://www.nrsf.org/contests/drive2life Young Minds Inspired

The contest is open! Create an idea for a short video 📽 about the passenger speaking up in a vehicle being driven unsafely. 🚘
Open nationwide grades 6-12
Prize: $2,000! 💰
Deadline✂️: March 21st
➡️ http://ow.ly/9nxp50x8aqK

GHSA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Adkins joined the  at  for an interview covering various topics including GHSA's p...
01/18/2023
PAVEcast: The Governors Highway Safety Association Partnering for Safety at CES - PAVEcast: A conversation about autonomous vehicles

GHSA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Adkins joined the at for an interview covering various topics including GHSA's plans and new research projects set to release in 2023, opportunities to bring together the public and private sectors to improve highway safety, critical gaps in the public's understanding of what new vehicle technologies can and can't do and the importance of education, and a look into the future of . Listen here: https://bit.ly/3WjhlEq PAVECampaign CES

The Governors Highway Safety Association is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving highway safety by addressing the behavioral issues that lead to crashes, injuries, and deaths on America’s roads. GHSA works with the highway safety offices in...

GHSA Chair Barbara Rooney and Treasurer Mike Hanson were in Washington, DC, this week for  and numerous meetings with ke...
01/13/2023

GHSA Chair Barbara Rooney and Treasurer Mike Hanson were in Washington, DC, this week for and numerous meetings with key safety partners. Virtual meetings are nice, but we really love connecting with fellow safety leaders in person!

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SAVE THE DATE! Come see us in at the 2022 Annual Governors Highway Safety Association Meeting Sept. 17-21. https://www.ghsa.org/events/Future-Annual-Meetings
Texas Department of Transportation is partnering with Governors Highway Safety Association and Uber to offer $20 Uber credits to the Houston District (Harris County, Montgomery County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria county, and Waller County) valid through Jan 14th, 2022. Enter code TXDOT20 in the Uber app.
This New Year’s Eve, make a plan to stay safe and drive sober. A reminder that rideshare credits are available through partnership with Governor Larry Hogan Maryland MVA and Governors Highway Safety Association until Jan. 1. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pnIxEx
Texas Department of Transportation is partnering with Governors Highway Safety Association and Uber to offer $20 Uber credits to the Houston District (Harris County, Montgomery County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria county, and Waller County) valid through Jan 14th, 2022. Enter code TXDOT20 in the Uber app.
It's back! Take $10 off when you ride with Uber courtesy of Governors Highway Safety Association and Responsibility.org by using the promo code "CTRIDESAFE". This offer is only valid on Fridays and Saturdays between 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. from 12/17/21 until 1/1/2022. (Note: Limited redeemable codes, valid while funds last)
Party pro tip #1: Help your guests get home safe. Our Ultimate Party Host campaign in partnership with Uber is ending soon. If you’ve claimed one of the credits, make sure you use it by Jan. 3, 2022.

Please continue to make sober rides the only option for your holiday travel. Holiday Parties DUI enforcement is ON. Governors Highway Safety Association
Connecticut Department of Transportation, Governors Highway Safety Association, Responsibility.org, and Uber are teaming up again to make sure CT's residents get home safe and sound this holiday season.
Interested in learning about Indiana’s efforts to curb drug-impaired driving? Check out this webinar on best practices and trends in toxicology hosted by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

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It's back! Take $10 off when you ride with Uber courtesy of Governors Highway Safety Association and Responsibility.org by using the promo code "CTRIDESAFE". This offer is only valid on Fridays and Saturdays between 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. from 12/17/21 until 1/1/2022. (Note: Limited redeemable codes, valid while funds last)
We're proud to partner with the Governors Highway Safety Association! Check out this great report from their team!
What is the Safe System approach to traffic safety?

A new Governors Highway Safety Association report makes the case for behavioral safety as an integral part of a holistic solution to reducing U.S. roadway deaths: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/GHSA/Safe-System-Report21 Cambridge Systematics
🥂 Holiday coupon code alert from the Colorado Department of Transportation! 🥂

Are you hosting a holiday party? Be the ultimate party host by providing your guests a safe ride home.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association and Uber to offer $15 ride credits to help Coloradans get home responsibly this holiday season. The Ultimate Party Host campaign aims to prevent impaired driving statewide with a solution — free sober rides to or from holiday gatherings.

Claim your credit today in the Promos section of the Uber app with the code: HOLIDAYSAFE

Learn more at www.codot.gov/safety/impaired-driving

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