GHSA Publications

Each year, GHSA publishes reports for its members and partners on a variety of pressing highway safety issues. Our member newsletter, Directions in Highway Safety, requires a member login and can be found on our Members Only website.

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Autonomous Vehicle Meet Human Drivers
February 2, 2017

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) merge into our nation’s traffic, the most pressing safety challenge for states will be preparing human drivers.


Mission Not Accomplished
October 12, 2016

While the rate of teen driver-involved crashes has declined significantly over the last decade, there is still signficant work to be done.


Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do
August 8, 2016

This comprehensive, first-of-its-kind report, made possible through funding from State Farm®, examines the cause and effect of drowsy driving as well as how states and others can best address it.


Highlights of Association Activity
July 15, 2016

GHSA's latest report covers Association accomplishments for its Fiscal Year 2016: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. It presents high-level data for the Fiscal Year and focuses on GHSA's work in the following areas:


Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
May 19, 2016

This report provides a first look at 2015 motorcyclist fatalities nationally and by state. Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have increased by 10 percent, compared with 2014.


Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
March 8, 2016

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.


Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Highway Safety
November 23, 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.


Under Their Influence: The New Teen Safe Driving Champions
October 19, 2015

This publication examines adults—other than parents—who have the opportunity to influence teen decision-making about driving and showcases several safe driving initiatives.


Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do
September 30, 2015

This report summarizes the current state of knowledge of drug use by drivers on America's roadway and identifies actions that states and other stakeholders can take to detect and prevent drug-impaired driving.


Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road
August 26, 2015

This report, made possible with funding from State Farm®, looks at nearly two dozen state policy, enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their smartphones and on the road.