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More Recent News Releases

2011
Dec. 14, 2011 States Caution Drivers to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Nov. 9, 2011 Pennsylvania Says No to Texting While Driving
Nov. 8, 2011 Ford Motor Company Fund Brings Award-Winning Driving Skills for Life Program to Coronado High School
Oct. 19, 2011 Ford Driving Skills for Life Comes to Long Island pdf icon [153 KB, 2 pgs.]
Oct. 18, 2011 State Highway Safety Association Marks National Teen Driver Safety Week
Oct. 13, 2011 State Highway Safety Group Broadens Drugged Driving Policy as National Summit Convenes
Oct. 10, 2011 Connecticut High School Receives Teen Driving Safety Investment From Ford Motor Company Fund pdf icon [189 KB, 3 pgs.]
Oct. 3, 2011 New York High Schools Receive Teen Driving Safety Investment from Ford Motor Company Fund pdf icon [48 KB, 3 pgs.]
Sept. 27, 2011 GHSA Presents National Highway Safety Awards in Cincinnati
Sept. 27, 2011 Massachusetts High School Receives Teen Driver Safety Investment
Sept. 27, 2011 Vermont High Schools Receive Teen Driver Safety Investment from Ford Motor Company Fund pdf icon [153 KB, 2 pgs.]
Sept. 26, 2011 Rhode Island High School Receives Teen Driver Safety Investment
Sept. 22, 2011 State, National Highway Safety Experts Meet in Cincinnati
Sept. 15, 2011 State of Massachusetts, Ford Driving Skills for Life Host “No Distractions – JUST DRIVE!” event pdf icon [44 KB, 2 pgs.]
Sept. 14, 2011 New Hampshire High Schools Receive Teen Driver Safety Investment
Sept. 13, 2011 High School Buckle-Up Challenge Gets Groovin’
Sept. 13, 2011 Maine High Schools Receive Teen Driver Safety Investment
Sept. 8, 2011 Changes to Crash Data Guidelines Posted and Available for Final Review
Aug. 30, 2011 States Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers
July 27, 2011 GHSA Testifies on Highway Safety Reauthorization Before Senate Subcommittee
July 22, 2011 Ford and GHSA Bring Driving Skills For Life To Kentucky; Teens Will Learn To Handle Causes Of Most Teen Crashes
July 19, 2011 Teens Win $25,000 In Song Contest Against Distracted Driving, National Exposure With Usher's New Look Foundation
July 18, 2011 Comments on Crash Data Guidelines Sought
July 11, 2011 Distracted Driving Enforcement Pilot Projects Offer Promise
July 7, 2011 Comprehensive Review of Distracted Driving Research Released
June 20, 2011 No Gamble: Nevada Enacts Texting While Driving Ban
May 27, 2011 Parents Hold the Key to Prevent Deadly Summer for Teen Drivers
May 16, 2011 GHSA Officer John Saunders Selected for White House "Champions of Change" Initiative
May 11, 2011 Indiana Enacts Texting While Driving Ban
May 3, 2011 State Highway Safety Agencies Receive Teen Driving Grant Funding
April 26, 2011 North Dakota Enacts Texting While Driving Ban
April 19, 2011 New Study: Motorcycle Deaths Decline Slightly But Concerns Develop
March 30, 2011 Comments on Crash Data Guidelines Sought
Feb. 8, 2011 Ford Invests Additional $1 Million to Save Teen Lives, Launches National High School Safe Driving Tour
Feb. 2, 2011 Study Reaffirms Red Light Cameras Should be in State Safety Toolboxes
Jan. 31, 2011 Ford DSFL Announces 2nd Annual "Belt it Out" Teen Safe Driving Songwriting Contest
Jan. 20, 2011 New Study: Progress in Reducing Pedestrian Deaths Lags in 2010
2010
Dec. 13, 2010 States Warn Drunk Drivers: Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
Nov. 4, 2010 Ford and GHSA Bring Driving Skills for Life Program to Tucson for Third Consecutive Year
Nov. 1, 2010 Ford, GHSA to Bring Driving Skills for Life Program to Arizona for Third Consecutive Year
Oct. 19, 2010 GHSA Chairman Announces Priorities
Oct. 13, 2010 Ford Brings Driving Skills for Life Program to Maryland
Sept. 27, 2010 National Highway Safety Award Winners Honored in Kansas City
Sept. 22, 2010 State, National Highway Safety Experts Meeting in Kansas City
Sept. 20, 2010 States Taking Action on Distracted Driving as Second Summit Convenes
Sept. 16, 2010 GHSA Produces Teen Driving Guidebook for State Highway Safety Offices
Sept. 9, 2010 GHSA Applauds Historic Highway Safety Progress
Aug. 19, 2010 States Working Hard to Deter Drunk Drivers
July 22, 2010 Ford and GHSA Take Driving Skills for Life to Metro Seattle
July 7, 2010 Distracted Driving Remains Serious Highway Safety Challenge
June 15, 2010 New Report Shows States Increasing Efforts on Distracted Driving
June 15, 2010 Ford and GHSA Take Driving Skills for Life to Ohio
June 4, 2010 States Strengthen Seat Belt and Texting Laws
May 24, 2010 States Launch Massive Seat Belt Use Crackdown
May 5, 2010 Wisconsin Makes 25: Half of States Now Ban Texting While Driving
April 30, 2010 Michigan Becomes 24th State to Ban Texting and Driving
April 28, 2010 Award Winning, Hands-On Teen Driver Training Program Comes to Chicago
April 26, 2010 State Highway Safety Agencies Supporting Oprah’s No Phone Zone Day
April 22, 2010 New Study: Motorcycle Deaths Down Dramatically in 2009
April 7, 2010 Teens are "Belting it Out" with Ford and GHSA's Campaign to Sing for Safety
April 6, 2010 Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Studios Announce National "No Phone Zone Day" Friday, April 30
April 1, 2010 Lucky 21! Iowa Becomes 21st State to Ban Texting for All Drivers
March 29, 2010 GHSA Receives Teen Driving Grant from The Allstate Foundation
March 12, 2010 Safety Coalition Urges Congress to Help Cut Highway Deaths
March 2, 2010 Congress Needs to Extend Highway Programs
Jan. 12, 2010 GHSA Supports New Distracted Driving Organization
2009
Dec. 7, 2009 States Send Clear Message to Would-Be Drunk Drivers: OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST.
Dec. 4, 2009 State Highway Safety Association Praises NHTSA Nominee
Nov. 10, 2009 And Rhode Island Makes 19!
Nov. 5, 2009 Illinois Department of Transportation Operation Teen Safe Driving Program Nationally Honored
Oct. 28, 2009 GHSA Chairman Takes Distracted Driving Message to Congress
Oct. 15, 2009 National and State Efforts Draw Attention to Teen Driver Safety
Oct. 5, 2009 National Drive Safely Work Week Oct. 5-9
Sept. 28, 2009 Distracted Driving Summit Offers Chance to Address Issue Comprehensively
Sept. 23, 2009 GHSA Produces Multicultural Guide for Safety Highway Safety Offices
Sept. 7, 2009 Ford Driving Skills for Life brings Free National Teen Driver Training Camp To Nashville Area Teens
Aug. 31, 2009 GHSA Endorses Texting While Driving Ban for All Drivers
Aug. 31, 2009 Top Highway Safety Awards to be Presented in Georgia
Aug. 27, 2009 State, National Traffic Safety Leaders to Convene in Savannah
Aug. 19, 2009 States Increase Efforts to Combat Drunk Driving: Women Becoming a Larger Part of the Problem
Aug. 12, 2009 Ford Driving Skills for Life to bring Free National Teen Driver Training Camp to Romeo, Michigan
July 31, 2009 New Hampshire and Oregon Ban Texting While Driving
July 29, 2009 To Ban or Not to Ban? Solutions to Cell Phone Use and Driving Require More Research and Thoughtful Analysis
June 30, 2009 On Wisconsin! Badger State Becomes 30th to Enact Critical Seat Belt Law
June 26, 2009 Ford Motor Company Fund and Governors Highway Safety Association Bring Teen Driving Summer Camp to Minnesota
June 19, 2009 State Highway Safety Agencies Praise House Reauthorization Blueprint
June 19, 2009 Number of States Banning Texting While Driving Doubles in ‘09
June 12, 2009 Ford Driving Skills for Life Announces Partnership with NASCAR Rising Star Colin Braun
May 22, 2009 Minnesota Enacts Lifesaving Seat Belt Law
May 14, 2009 Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz Set for May 18-31
May 7, 2009 New Analysis Provides Roadmap for Teen Driving Laws
April 21, 2009 Updated State Data Indicate Highway Deaths Down
April 20, 2009 2nd Annual Ford Driving Skills for Life Program Comes to Chicago
April 8, 2009 State Highway Safety Association Praises NHTSA Nominee
March 3, 2009 State Highway Safety Group Calls for Paradigm Shift in Safety Discussion
Feb. 9, 2009 Ford Motor Company and the Governors Highway Safety Association Take Teen Driving Program to New Level
Feb. 5, 2009 State-by-State Survey Reveals Dramatic Highway Fatality Reduction
Jan. 12, 2009 State Highway Safety Association Welcomes Distracted Driver Discussion
2008
Dec. 19, 2008 State Highway Safety Association Applauds DOT Nominee
Dec. 17, 2008 States Warn Drunk Drivers: Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
Nov. 13, 2008 Ford Motor Company Fund and Governors Highway Safety Association to Bring National Award Winning, Hands-on, Teen Driver Training Program to San Diego, CA
Oct. 22-26, 2008 Ford and GHSA to Bring Free National Award Winning, Hands-on, Teen Driver Training Program to Phoenix
Oct. 19-25, 2008 Ford and GHSA Announce Efforts to Save Teen Lives as Part of National Teen Safe Driving Week
Oct. 9, 2008 State Highway Safety Agencies Support Motorcycle Helmet Rulemaking Proposal
Sept. 4, 2008 Top Highway Safety Awards to be Presented in Arizona
Sept. 3, 2008 State, National Traffic Safety Leaders to Convene in Scottsdale
Aug. 19, 2008 State Highway Safety Agencies: Repealing 21 Drinking Age Law a Giant Step Backward
Aug. 14, 2008 GHSA Pleased with Historic Highway Safety Progress, but More Work Needed
Aug. 5, 2008 Updated Crash Data Collection Guideline Released
July 16, 2008 GHSA Chairman Lays Out Highway Safety Priorities Before Congress
June 23, 2008 Ford and Governors Highway Safety Association to Bring National Award Winning, Hands-On, Teen Driver Training Program to Indio, CA
June 18, 2008 New Report Examines Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Rider Deaths
May 13, 2008 Slow Down! Following Speed Limits Good for Safety and Your Wallet
May 7, 2008 Ford’s Teen Safe Driving Efforta Lauded as Illinois Teen Fatalities Reduced
March 19, 2008 GHSA and State Farm® Partner to Keep 'Tweens and Teens Safe
March 17, 2008 States Receive Landmark Awards For Teen Safe Driving
Feb. 27, 2008 Ford and Governors Highway Safety Association Launch Safe Driving Program for Dearborn Teens
Feb. 25, 2008 Ford Fund Challenges Nashville Teens to Create Safety Campaigns
Jan. 31, 2008 New Research Reinforces Effectiveness of Speed Cameras
Jan. 29, 2008 States Step Up Drunk Driving Enforcement for Super Bowl Sunday
Jan. 16, 2008 State Highway Safety Officials Urge DOT to Rethink School Bus Seat Belt Funding Stance
Jan. 15, 2008 GHSA Praises Highway Reauthorization Report Yet Concerned About State Goal-Setting
2007
Dec. 18, 2007 MADD, GHSA and IACP Support DOT Launch of Nationwide DUI Crackdown “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.”
Nov. 19, 2007 State Highway Safety Group Concerned About Financial Impact of Proposed Safety Rules for School Buses
Nov. 12 , 2007 Illinois Hits the Road with Teen Safe Driving Program
Oct. 15, 2007 Teens Learn to Save Lives with Interactive Driving Experience during First Annual National Teen Driver Safety Week
Oct. 15, 2007 Teen Driving Week Brings Focus to Critical Safety Issue
Sept. 18, 2007 National Highway Safety Experts to Discuss Global Road Safety
Aug. 20, 2007 Nationwide DUI Crackdown Warns Drunk Drivers Of Arrest and Prosecution During Massive Ad Blitz & Enforcement Crackdown
Aug. 2, 2007 Recent Crashes Reminders that Texting and Driving Don’t Mix
July 2, 2007 Traffic Records Forum Attendees Encouraged to Provide Input on Voluntary Crash Data Guideline at Workshop
June 7, 2007 A New Angle: Driver-Ed as Summer Camp
May 31, 2007 GHSA: Highway Fatality Figures Present Both Encouragement and Signs of Concern
May 2, 2007 Driving Skills for Life Revs Up Operation Teen Safe Driving With "Ride-and-Drive" Event, Contest & Awards in Illinois
April 19, 2007 GHSA Lays Out Highway Safety Priorities Before Transportation Commission
April 10, 2007 Driving Skills for Life Cruises Into Middle Tennessee With 'Ride-and-Drive' for Teens
March 14, 2007 Redesigned Crash Records Website Enhances Access to Vital Traffic Records System
March 12, 2007 Ford, GHSA Announce Illinois County-Wide Teen Safety Initiative
Feb. 7, 2007 Ford Motor Company Fund, KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, Westfield Insurance Launch Program to Help Teens Learn Safe Driving Skills
Jan. 25, 2007 State Highway Safety Agencies React to New Teen Driving Research
Jan. 16, 2007 Ford and Governors Highway Safety Association Announce 2007 Driving Skills for Life Teen Safety Program