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Surveys of the States

Periodically, GHSA surveys its State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) members on their state's efforts related to a specific highway safety issue. Topics range from motorcycle safety to speeding to distracted driving.

Below is a list of the Surveys of the States published within the past several years. Click on a specific report for more information.

Distracted Driving

Published 2013

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States have made great strides in their efforts to combat distracted driving over the past few years. This new report is a compilation of these efforts.

Highlights include the latest information on laws and law enforcement, public education efforts, partnerships with other organizations, and data collection efforts. Learn More

Speeding and Aggressive Driving

Published 2012

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This report looks at state efforts to control the problems of speeding and aggressive driving. It covers a number of key topics, including: the public perception of the issue; the conflicted role of technology; and the existing appetite for change.

It also provides recommendations to states and the federal government to address the tremendous losses associated with speeding-related crashes. Learn More

Curbing Distracted Driving

Published 2010

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This report details a host of approaches that State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) are implementing to address distracted driving, including: stronger laws, increased data collection, new education programs, public/private partnerships and a growing reliance on new media to spread the message.

It also includes a section on state laws and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sample texting bill. Learn More

Motorcycle Safety Programs

Published 2008

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This survey examines the motorcycle safety activities State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) are undertaking to mitigate or reverse the recent annual increase in motorcycle crashes.

It includes tables on state education and licensing requirements and helmet laws. Learn More