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GHSA Publications

GHSA produces a variety of publications for its members, highway safety partners and the general public. Some member-specific publications can be found in the Resources section of the site.

Publications include periodic Spotlight on Highway Safety reports and various resources for State Highway Safety Office (SHSO).

Recent Publications

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Occupant Protection

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
March 2015

An estimated 2,368 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2015, an increase of 10% over the same time period the prior year. The preliminary 2015 data were provided by GHSA's member State Highway Safety Office members. All 50 states and the District of Columbia provided data.

In addition to the state-by-state data, this report also analyzes recent trends in pedestrian fatality data and discusses state and federal efforts to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Learn More

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Occupant Protection

Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Highway Safety
November 2015

Most strategies for encouraging seat belt use by adults focus on drivers and front seat passengers, but rear seat belt use by adults is lower than front seat belt use and warrants attention. In 2013, 883 unbelted rear seat passenger vehicle occupants age 8 and older died in traffic crashes in the United States.

This report takes a close look at the issue by examining rear seat belt use rates, state laws and enforcement, and public education efforts. It makes recommendations for states to help boost rear seat belt use through programs and policies. Learn More

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Under Their Influence: The New Teen Safe Driving Champions
October 2015

Teens spend a tremendous amount of time around adults other than their parents. This publication examines how these adults – coaches, teachers, law enforcement officers, doctors, and many more – have the opportunity to influence teen decision-making about driving and showcases several safe driving initiatives.

The report was funded through a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. Learn More