Governors Highway Safety Association

Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues, including: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding.

GHSA provides leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.
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GHSA provides leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.
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That's a wrap for #GHSA2021 in Denver - thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, exhibited, presented, volunteered...
09/15/2021

That's a wrap for #GHSA2021 in Denver - thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, exhibited, presented, volunteered, or watched remotely! Special recognition to the Colorado Department of Transportation for all the hard work they put into being a great conference host.

Save the date for #GHSA20222, Sept. 17–21, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. Fill out the meeting evaluation to win a chance to win a free registration! Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

That's a wrap for #GHSA2021 in Denver - thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, exhibited, presented, volunteered, or watched remotely! Special recognition to the Colorado Department of Transportation for all the hard work they put into being a great conference host.

Save the date for #GHSA20222, Sept. 17–21, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. Fill out the meeting evaluation to win a chance to win a free registration! Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Join us TODAY at 8:30 a.m. MT on the final day of #GHSA2021 in Denver and online as national safety experts discuss how ...
09/15/2021

Join us TODAY at 8:30 a.m. MT on the final day of #GHSA2021 in Denver and online as national safety experts discuss how to curb the driver's need for speed and save lives, featuring:

🔹 Lorraine Martin, President and CEO, National Safety Council
🔹 Colonel Matthew C. Packard, Chief, Colorado State Patrol
🔹 Melissa Wandall, President, National Coalition for Safer Roads
🔹 David Ocamb, Vice President - Research, Planning, Strategy, Stratacomm
🔹 Sandy Spavone, Executive Director, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Moderated by GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins.

Webcast: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3198118003174759948

Join us TODAY at 8:30 a.m. MT on the final day of #GHSA2021 in Denver and online as national safety experts discuss how to curb the driver's need for speed and save lives, featuring:

🔹 Lorraine Martin, President and CEO, National Safety Council
🔹 Colonel Matthew C. Packard, Chief, Colorado State Patrol
🔹 Melissa Wandall, President, National Coalition for Safer Roads
🔹 David Ocamb, Vice President - Research, Planning, Strategy, Stratacomm
🔹 Sandy Spavone, Executive Director, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Moderated by GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins.

Webcast: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3198118003174759948

We are proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 Highway Safety Awards! Congratulations to all of this year’s winners...
09/14/2021

We are proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 Highway Safety Awards! Congratulations to all of this year’s winners who were just announced at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting:

🔵 James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award: Fred Manocherian

🔵 Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award: Lee Axdahl

🔵 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Awards: Puerto Rico Department of Justice’s (Departamento de Justicia de Puerto Rico) DUI Specialized Prosecution Unit; the Go Human Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Program led by the Southern California Association of Governments (S**G); the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s Distracted Driving Bus Tour; and the Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaigns by TransOptions.

Read more about each winner’s accomplishments and contributions to safety: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA/Highway-Safety-Awards21

We are proud to announce the recipients of our 2021 Highway Safety Awards! Congratulations to all of this year’s winners who were just announced at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting:

🔵 James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award: Fred Manocherian

🔵 Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award: Lee Axdahl

🔵 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Awards: Puerto Rico Department of Justice’s (Departamento de Justicia de Puerto Rico) DUI Specialized Prosecution Unit; the Go Human Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Program led by the Southern California Association of Governments (S**G); the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s Distracted Driving Bus Tour; and the Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaigns by TransOptions.

Read more about each winner’s accomplishments and contributions to safety: https://www.ghsa.org/resources/news-releases/GHSA/Highway-Safety-Awards21

Good morning from #GHSA2021! Here's what's on tap today in Denver:🔶 7:30 a.m. MT: Registration desk opens, exhibits open...
09/14/2021

Good morning from #GHSA2021! Here's what's on tap today in Denver:

🔶 7:30 a.m. MT: Registration desk opens, exhibits open, continental breakfast in the exhibit hall.

🔶 8:30 a.m.: General session featuring remarks from former Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best, followed by a panel discussion on how to achieve greater equity in traffic safety enforcement and engagement with experts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), AAA and the Albany County (Wyo.) Sheriff's Office.

🔶 10:45 a.m.: Morning workshop block with sessions on protecting non-motorized road users; hot issues in alcohol, drug and multi-substance impaired driving; and transportation reauthorization.

🔶 12:15 p.m.: Highway Safety Awards presentation and luncheon. John Saunders, Director of Highway Safety, VirginiaDMV, serves as master of ceremonies as we honor outstanding traffic safety professionals and programs that have made a lasting impact on roadway safety.

🔶 2:15 p.m.: Afternoon workshop block featuring sessions on distracted driving and partnerships to improve tribal road safety.

🔶 6 p.m.: Taste of the State reception at Punch Bowl Social. Enjoy fun, food and games while reconnecting with your colleagues!

A reminder that masks are required for all attendees throughout the conference. More info online or in the app: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021

Colorado Department of Transportation

Good morning from #GHSA2021! Here's what's on tap today in Denver:

🔶 7:30 a.m. MT: Registration desk opens, exhibits open, continental breakfast in the exhibit hall.

🔶 8:30 a.m.: General session featuring remarks from former Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best, followed by a panel discussion on how to achieve greater equity in traffic safety enforcement and engagement with experts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), AAA and the Albany County (Wyo.) Sheriff's Office.

🔶 10:45 a.m.: Morning workshop block with sessions on protecting non-motorized road users; hot issues in alcohol, drug and multi-substance impaired driving; and transportation reauthorization.

🔶 12:15 p.m.: Highway Safety Awards presentation and luncheon. John Saunders, Director of Highway Safety, VirginiaDMV, serves as master of ceremonies as we honor outstanding traffic safety professionals and programs that have made a lasting impact on roadway safety.

🔶 2:15 p.m.: Afternoon workshop block featuring sessions on distracted driving and partnerships to improve tribal road safety.

🔶 6 p.m.: Taste of the State reception at Punch Bowl Social. Enjoy fun, food and games while reconnecting with your colleagues!

A reminder that masks are required for all attendees throughout the conference. More info online or in the app: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021

Colorado Department of Transportation

GHSA members reelected our four Executive Board Officers for the 2021-22 term at the #GHSA2021 business meeting yesterda...
09/14/2021

GHSA members reelected our four Executive Board Officers for the 2021-22 term at the #GHSA2021 business meeting yesterday. We're excited to continue working with these great traffic safety leaders who have helped steer us through a critical and unprecedented time in roadway safety.

Learn more about our Board: https://www.ghsa.org/about/executive-board

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee of New York
California Office of Traffic Safety
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

GHSA members reelected our four Executive Board Officers for the 2021-22 term at the #GHSA2021 business meeting yesterday. We're excited to continue working with these great traffic safety leaders who have helped steer us through a critical and unprecedented time in roadway safety.

Learn more about our Board: https://www.ghsa.org/about/executive-board

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee of New York
California Office of Traffic Safety
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

It's a big day at #GHSA2021 today, with 500 traffic safety professionals gathered together in Denver! Here's a few sched...
09/13/2021

It's a big day at #GHSA2021 today, with 500 traffic safety professionals gathered together in Denver! Here's a few schedule highlights:

🔶 7:30 a.m. MT: Registration desk and exhibits open; breakfast and music in the exhibit hall.

🔶 8:30 a.m.: Opening general session featuring National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy and Nat Beuse of Aurora Careers. (Livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9033884819246644238)

🔶 10:30 a.m.: Morning workshop block, including sessions on impaired driving, how grant recipients can work with SHSOs, and traffic records.

🔶 Noon: Best-selling author and HISTORY host Brad Meltzer speaks at the welcome luncheon.

🔶 2 p.m.: Afternoon workshop block, including sessions on highway safety outreach in communities of color, occupational support for law enforcement officers, and the future of motorcycle safety.

🔶 4 p.m.: General session expert panel discussion of how to prepare first responders for automated vehicles, featuring officials from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Cruise, California Highway Patrol, Waymo, and Aurora Careers. (Livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/422562527017354764)

See the full agenda online or in the app: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021/Agenda

Thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation for being a great host!

It's a big day at #GHSA2021 today, with 500 traffic safety professionals gathered together in Denver! Here's a few schedule highlights:

🔶 7:30 a.m. MT: Registration desk and exhibits open; breakfast and music in the exhibit hall.

🔶 8:30 a.m.: Opening general session featuring National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy and Nat Beuse of Aurora Careers. (Livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9033884819246644238)

🔶 10:30 a.m.: Morning workshop block, including sessions on impaired driving, how grant recipients can work with SHSOs, and traffic records.

🔶 Noon: Best-selling author and HISTORY host Brad Meltzer speaks at the welcome luncheon.

🔶 2 p.m.: Afternoon workshop block, including sessions on highway safety outreach in communities of color, occupational support for law enforcement officers, and the future of motorcycle safety.

🔶 4 p.m.: General session expert panel discussion of how to prepare first responders for automated vehicles, featuring officials from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Cruise, California Highway Patrol, Waymo, and Aurora Careers. (Livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/422562527017354764)

See the full agenda online or in the app: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021/Agenda

Thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation for being a great host!

We're excited to host 500 highway safety professionals gathering in Denver for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting, the first i...
09/13/2021

We're excited to host 500 highway safety professionals gathering in Denver for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting, the first in-person traffic safety conference since early 2020. Hundreds more have already signed up to webcast several general sessions. With traffic deaths spiking during the pandemic, this great attendance is a testament to the challenges and opportunities we face in making our roads safer for everyone in an more equitable manner.

All attendees at the Annual Meeting are required to wear a mask throughout the conference. We're also holding sessions in large rooms to accommodate social distancing, conducting health screenings for GHSA staff and volunteers, and placing sanitizing equipment throughout the meeting space.

It's great to safely reconnect with you all in person!

Colorado Department of Transportation

We're excited to host 500 highway safety professionals gathering in Denver for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting, the first in-person traffic safety conference since early 2020. Hundreds more have already signed up to webcast several general sessions. With traffic deaths spiking during the pandemic, this great attendance is a testament to the challenges and opportunities we face in making our roads safer for everyone in an more equitable manner.

All attendees at the Annual Meeting are required to wear a mask throughout the conference. We're also holding sessions in large rooms to accommodate social distancing, conducting health screenings for GHSA staff and volunteers, and placing sanitizing equipment throughout the meeting space.

It's great to safely reconnect with you all in person!

Colorado Department of Transportation

Read all about what's on tap for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting in a special edition of our Directions in Highway Safety n...
09/12/2021

Read all about what's on tap for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting in a special edition of our Directions in Highway Safety newsletter. We're excited to reconnect with our partners and colleagues in Denver!

https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Directions/Annual-Meeting-Edition21

Read all about what's on tap for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting in a special edition of our Directions in Highway Safety newsletter. We're excited to reconnect with our partners and colleagues in Denver!

https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Directions/Annual-Meeting-Edition21

How can first responders better prepare for automated vehicles? Hear from experts with Virginia Tech Transportation Inst...
09/11/2021

How can first responders better prepare for automated vehicles?

Hear from experts with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), California Highway Patrol, Waymo, Cruise and Aurora Careers at a webcast panel discussion during the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting on Monday, 9/13.

Register for the livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/422562527017354764

How can first responders better prepare for automated vehicles?

Hear from experts with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), California Highway Patrol, Waymo, Cruise and Aurora Careers at a webcast panel discussion during the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting on Monday, 9/13.

Register for the livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/422562527017354764

Getting ready for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting? Check out our conference app to build your own schedule, connect with at...
09/10/2021

Getting ready for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting? Check out our conference app to build your own schedule, connect with attendees, find local attractions and much more!

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ghsa-annual-meeting/id1254539643

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coreapps.android.followme.ghsa2017

Thanks to Volvo Cars for sponsoring the app!

Getting ready for the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting? Check out our conference app to build your own schedule, connect with attendees, find local attractions and much more!

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ghsa-annual-meeting/id1254539643

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coreapps.android.followme.ghsa2017

Thanks to Volvo Cars for sponsoring the app!

Exhibiting at #GHSA2021? Look out for a care package created by the GHSA team with some essentials to help you manage yo...
09/10/2021

Exhibiting at #GHSA2021? Look out for a care package created by the GHSA team with some essentials to help you manage your booth!

See a full list of traffic safety exhibitors in Denver: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021/Exhibitors

Colorado Department of Transportation
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Exhibiting at #GHSA2021? Look out for a care package created by the GHSA team with some essentials to help you manage your booth!

See a full list of traffic safety exhibitors in Denver: https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2021/Exhibitors

Colorado Department of Transportation
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Excessive speeding is plaguing our roadways during the pandemic, needlessly putting lives at risk. Hear a panel of natio...
09/10/2021

Excessive speeding is plaguing our roadways during the pandemic, needlessly putting lives at risk. Hear a panel of national safety leaders explore how to get drivers to slow down and save lives at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting.

Can't be in Denver? Register for the webcast: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3198118003174759948

National Safety Council
Colorado State Patrol
National Coalition for Safer Roads
Stratacomm
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Excessive speeding is plaguing our roadways during the pandemic, needlessly putting lives at risk. Hear a panel of national safety leaders explore how to get drivers to slow down and save lives at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting.

Can't be in Denver? Register for the webcast: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3198118003174759948

National Safety Council
Colorado State Patrol
National Coalition for Safer Roads
Stratacomm
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Former Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best will share her experience as the first Black woman to hold Seattle's ...
09/09/2021

Former Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best will share her experience as the first Black woman to hold Seattle's top law enforcement post at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Following her remarks, she will join a panel discussion about how to achieve greater equity in traffic enforcement and engagement, featuring experts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), AAA and the Albany County (Wyo.) Sheriff’s Office.

Register for the free livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2555519427437055502

Former Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best will share her experience as the first Black woman to hold Seattle's top law enforcement post at the #GHSA2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Following her remarks, she will join a panel discussion about how to achieve greater equity in traffic enforcement and engagement, featuring experts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), AAA and the Albany County (Wyo.) Sheriff’s Office.

Register for the free livestream: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2555519427437055502

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“That Makes No Sense!” August 9 2021 In 2020, approximately 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the US. In 2019 approximately 3,142 people died on the highways due to distracted driving. If we didn’t know any better, we would think auto manufacturers are trying to figure out how to increase distracted driving in motor vehicles. “That Makes No Sense!” Enter Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are advertised as advantages when shopping for a car (motor vehicle, sedan, SUV, etc.). If you look them up on the Internet you find them advertised as ways to enhance use of you mobile phone while in the car. “That makes no sense!” Those of us in transportation safety see cell phone use as a major form of distracted driving and therefore, a major contributor to motor vehicle crashes that can lead to injuries and/or fatalities and at the very least property damage. We advocate locking your mobile device in the trunk when getting into your vehicle and not trying to find ways to enhance use of your phone while driving. Let auto manufacturers know, making cell phone use in motor vehicles easier and more attractive “Makes No Sense!”
You are getting one of the best ladies in the traffic safety arena. More energy and the best team worker ever, congratulations to you at GHSA and her!
Thank you, GHSA for inviting me to "like" your page. Rather than "like" a page....I choose to "follow" so that FB will place your updates in my newsfeed.
New Bail Law reform in New York State -
What’s being done to combat driving distracted via FB lives and IG Stories?!
Are booster seat laws changing in Georgia in 2020?
Coatesville Police Department uses #NotReaching pouches as #communitypolicing tool and keeps them in their #squadcars and gives them to #motorists
Bryan Brashears here... destroyed a otherwise good conference by inviting the last speaker here. The conference is/was about Highway Safety and ended about politics. I left after about the first minute of her talking.
Enjoyed attending the conference the last few days as a representative of law enforcement and building better relationships between law enforcement and our highway safety partners. All brought to a crashing end with the hijacking of these great efforts with the political agenda of attacking President Trump by CNN commentator Gloria Borger. Way to politicize an otherwise great conference.
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