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State Highway Safety Office Resources

GHSA provides a variety of resources to help State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) move closer to our shared goal of zero deaths. These include management tools, planning tools, organizational information about all SHSOs, and examples of state program successes and innovative practices.

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Traffic Safety Specialist Program
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The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program was designed to recognize law enforcement officers for their experience, education, training and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement methods and procedures, and to encourage ongoing professional development in these areas. Established in 2008, the program provides a framework by which law enforcement officers can receive credit and recognition for their skills and contributions to traffic safety. Learn More

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Traffic Records Training

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"Traffic Records Training for State Highway Safety Office Leadership" is a course that provides new Governor’s Representatives for Highway Safety (GRs) and Highway Safety Coordinators with an understanding of the critical role traffic records data plays in a State Highway Safety Office's planning and evaluation efforts, their data-related responsibilities under MAP-21, and additional resources. Learn More

Annual Report Guidance

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This guidance document is intended to assist SHSOs in putting together their Annual Reports (ARs). FY 2013 is a transitional year for implementing the new AR reporting requirements specified under MAP-21. NHTSA encourages the states to follow the new reporting requirements as much as possible for FY 2013 in preparation for FY2014, when they become mandatory.

CAVEAT: This Guidance is not a substitute for a thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal laws and regulations.

Annual Report Guidance pdf icon [899 KB, 31 pgs.]