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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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Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans

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Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans, first published in 2013, replaces the previous GHSA Highway Safety Plan Template.

Note: this document was most recently revised in April 2015. The yellow highlighted sections are those which contain additions or modifications from the previous revision in August 2014. States are encouraged to thoroughly read both the NHTSA HSP Content Review Guide and this GHSA HSP Guidance during the preparation of their FY2016 HSP.

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

State Highway Safety Showcase

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles Video
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety


In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is promoting the message: Move Over. It’s the Law. The video encourages motorists to think about how it would feel to do their job as cars fly past at alarming speeds. Learn More

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Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Advisory

November 2014

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This document PDF [191 KB, 6 pgs.] provides advice regarding the annual calculation of maintenance of effort (MOE) required of the states to qualify for three of the Section 405 grant programs. The Advisory is based upon the official NHTSA Guidance and includes examples from three states.

Each state is responsible for calculating their MOE in a manner which they believe meets the statutory requirement using their best available information.