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Archived News Releases

Nov. 3, 2016 GHSA to Fund State Drowsy Driving Programs Through National Road Safety Foundation Grant
Oct. 17, 2016 Teen Driver Safety Week Provides Opportunity for National Conversation on Licensing
Oct. 12, 2016 As Teen-Involved Crash Deaths Spike 10 Percent, New Report Spotlights Older Teen Driver Behavior
Aug. 30, 2016 National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Seattle
Aug. 25, 2016 National Highway Safety Leaders Meet in Seattle to Address Technology and Driver Behavior
Aug. 8, 2016 New Report Spotlights Dangers of Drowsy Driving
July 28, 2016 State Highway Safety Group Supports Red Light Cameras
July 1, 2016 State Highway Safety Officials Concerned by Projected 7.7% Increase in Motor Vehicle Fatalities
June 15, 2016 GHSA and Ford DSFL Award Funds to Support State Teen Safe Driving Activities
May 24, 2016 As National Traffic Fatalities Surge, States Focus on Seat Belt Safety
May 19, 2016 New Data: Motorcyclist Deaths Surge 10% in 2015
April 14, 2016 GHSA Provides Training to Law Enforcement Officers to Help States Fight Drug-Impaired Driving
April 12, 2016 GHSA Alarmed by Data Linking Speed Limit Increase to Fatalities
March 8, 2016 Pedestrian Fatalities Projected to Spike 10% in 2015
Dec. 4, 2015 State Safety Leaders Praise FAST Act
Dec. 3, 2015 Shaquille O’Neal Joins and GHSA to Unveil Law Enforcement Training Initiative
Nov. 24, 2015 GHSA Concerned by Increase in Traffic Fatalities; Applauds Federal Efforts to Focus on Driver Behavior
Nov. 23, 2015 As Millions Take to the Roads, Too Many Adults are Unbuckled in Back Seats
Oct. 19, 2015 New Report Calls for Expanding Teen Safe Driving Efforts
Sept. 30, 2015 New Report Urges National, State Action on Drugged Driving
Sept. 28, 2015 New Tool Helps States Align Crash Data with Federal Guidelines
Sept. 22, 2015 Delaware’s Jana Simpler Selected to Chair National Highway Safety Group
Sept. 1, 2015 National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Nashville
Aug. 27, 2015 National Highway Safety Leaders Meeting in Nashville to Address Risky Driving Behaviors
Aug. 10, 2015 New Report Identifies 21 Actions to Help States Address Pedestrian Safety
July 13, 2015 States Praise Highway Safety Provisions in Commerce Transportation Bill
May 20, 2015 Motorcyclist Fatalities Projected to Drop for 2nd Straight Year
May 11, 2015 Ford DSFL Awards $125,000 to Augment State Teen Safe Driving Programs
May 6, 2015 Oklahoma Outlaws Texting While Driving
April 7, 2015 GROW AMERICA Act: State Highway Safety Group Generally Supportive, But Concerns Noted
Feb. 26, 2015 Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High in 2014
Dec. 16, 2014 States Urge Motorists to Stay Safe and Drive Sober During the Holidays
Nov. 19, 2014 GHSA Pleased With NHTSA Nomination
Oct. 27, 2014 Bicyclist Fatalities a Growing Problem for Key Groups
Oct. 24, 2014 IIHS Research a Reminder of Need for Comprehensive Approach to Distracted Driving
Sept. 30, 2014 “Big Three” Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief’s Agenda
Sept. 16, 2014 State Highway Safety Chief Calls for Reforms at Senate Hearing
Sept. 9, 2014 National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Grand Rapids
Sept. 4, 2014 National Highway Safety Leaders Gather in Grand Rapids
Aug. 26, 2014 Report Highlights Teen Distracted Driving Policies and Programs
July 8, 2014 Report Highlights Programs With Potential to Increase Teen Seat Belt Use
June 11, 2014 South Carolina Bans Texting and Driving
June 5, 2014 Technology, Ability to Communicate Dominate Teen Safe Driving Forum Hosted by Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL News Release) pdf icon [41 KB, 3 pgs.]
June 1, 2014 Ford Brings Free Safe Driving Program to Salt Lake City Area to Combat Leading Cause of Death Among Teens (Ford DSFL News Release) pdf icon [74 KB, 2 pgs.]
May 30, 2014 States Receive Teen Driving Grants to Address Risky Behaviors
May 8, 2014 GHSA Announces Staffing Changes
May 6, 2014 Study Finds Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7% in 2013
April 30, 2014 GHSA Supports Broad Goals of Administration’s Transportation Proposal
April 21, 2014 Safety-Conscious Illinois Teens Rewarded with Advanced Driving Skills Training (Ford DSFL News Release) pdf icon [54 KB, 4 pgs.]
April 3, 2014 States Support First Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign
March 20, 2014 Ford DSFL Advanced Driving Skills Program Begins Second Decade with New Content, Technology (Ford DSFL News Release) pdf icon [172 KB, 3 pgs.]
March 5, 2014 New Report: Reversal in Three-Year Uptick in Pedestrian Fatalities
Feb. 18, 2014 GHSA Names Jonathan Adkins Executive Director
Jan. 28, 2014 GHSA Testifies on Highway Safety Reauthorization Before House Subcommittee
Dec. 17, 2013 States Committed to Detecting and Arresting Drunk Drivers During the Dangerous Holiday Driving Season
Oct. 17, 2013 Parents Urged to Leverage State GDL Programs to Help Reduce Teen Crash Risk During National Teen Driver Safety Week
Sept. 18, 2013 Tennessee’s Poole Re-elected Chairman of GHSA
Aug. 27, 2013 National Highway Safety Awards Presented in San Diego
Aug. 22, 2013 State, National Highway Safety Experts Convene in San Diego
July 22, 2013 GHSA Names Betkey National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager
July 17, 2013 New Report Finds States Stepping Up Efforts to Combat Distracted Driving
July 11, 2013 States Receive Teen Driving Grants for Innovative Projects
June 25, 2013 Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes
June 11, 2013 GHSA Executive Director to Retire after 25 Years of Service
May 30, 2013 New Study a Reminder of Importance of Motorcycle Helmet Use
May 21, 2013 40 States Now Ban Texting While Driving
May 3, 2013 Increase in Highway Deaths is Urgent Reminder
May 2, 2013 New Report Helps States Better Engage Parents of Teen Drivers
April 24, 2013 New Study: Motorcyclist Deaths Spike in 2012
March 21, 2013 Final Federal Spending Bill Includes Critical Highway Safety Programs
March 12, 2013 Senate Action Restores Highway Safety Funding
March 18, 2013 Teen Driving Deaths on the Rise; Parents Can Help Reverse Trend (Ford News Release) pdf icon [39 KB, 2 pg.]
March 4, 2013 Traffic Safety Community Calls on Congress to Fully Fund Highway Safety Grant Programs
Feb. 26, 2013 New Study: Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2012
Feb. 12, 2013 Ford Motor Company Fund, GHSA and the California Office of Traffic Safety Bring Teen Driver Training Program to San Diego pdf icon [72 KB, 1 pg.]
Feb. 4, 2013 Ford Brings National Teen Safe Driving Tour to San Diego, Invests $500,000 in California Young Driver Education pdf icon [39 KB, 2 pgs.]
Jan. 29, 2013 GHSA Thanks Secretary LaHood for His Service
Dec. 13, 2012 States Step Up Efforts to Stop Drunk Drivers
Nov. 27, 2012 GHSA Praises Federal Report Calling for Motorcycle Safety Changes
Nov. 15, 2012 Record High Seat Belt Use Applauded But More Work Remains
Oct. 15, 2012 Ford DSFL’s Award-Winning Driving Course Now Available Online through MSU Partnership pdf icon [39 KB, 2 pgs.]
Oct. 10, 2012 New Publication Takes In-Depth Look at Improving Teen Driver Safety
Sept. 14, 2012 Portable MMUCC and New MMUCC Online Training Now Available
Sept. 11, 2012 Leading Highway Safety Groups Call on Congress to Fund Highway Safety Grants
Sept. 6, 2012 GHSA Broadens Distracted Driving and Drugged Driving Policies
Aug. 28, 2012 National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Baltimore
Aug. 27, 2012 Tennessean Kendell Poole Elected Chairman of GHSA
Aug. 23, 2012 State, National Highway Safety Experts Meet in Baltimore
Aug. 22, 2012 Distracted Driving Grant Availability Praised
July 20, 2012 GHSA Reacts to Early Estimates of Traffic Deaths for 2012
July 3, 2012 GHSA Praises New Highway Bill
July 2, 2012 New Guideline Helps States Better Collect Crash Data
May 22, 2012 New Study: No Progress in Reducing Motorcyclist Deaths
May 15, 2012 GHSA Joins NTSB Panel on Eliminating Substance-Impaired Driving
May 8, 2012 Alabama Becomes 38th State to Ban Texting While Driving
April 23, 2012 Ford Driving Skills for Life Enters Fifth Year as Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Drop by 48 Percent Since 2007
April 10, 2012 Ford Driving Skills for Life Trains Teen Drivers to Avoid Tragedy during Impending Prom and Graduation Season
April 6, 2012 Idaho Brings Number of States Banning Texting While Driving to 37
April 3, 2012 Three States Ramp Up Highway Safety Laws
March 26, 2012 States to Weigh in at NTSB Attentive Driving Forum
March 8, 2012 Little Progress in Reducing Speeding-Related Traffic Deaths
Feb. 16, 2012 Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011
Jan. 25, 2012 GHSA Hires National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager

Archived News Releases