Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) serve as vital links and conduits between State Highway Safety Offices (SHSO) and a state’s law enforcement community. The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to enhance the work of LELs across the country. This program is funded by NHTSA under a cooperative agreement in recognition of the effectiveness of LEL activities in reducing crashes across the country.
In November 2016, GHSA announced a partnership with the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) that will provide grants for State Highway Safety Offices to implement drowsy driving prevention programs and campaigns. NRSF is funding grants of up to $15,000 per state which will be administered by GHSA.
Applications for 2017 grants are currently being reviewed by a selection panel and grantees will be announced soon.
GHSA works with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to combat the growing issue of drugged driving. In 2015, GHSA and Responsibility.org launched a grant program to help states better train Law Enforcement to recognize drug-impaired drivers.
Launched in 2010, AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign shares a simple message: Keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone. The campaign has evolved as smartphone driving distractions have grown beyond texting to include social media, web surfing, video chatting and more. Last summer, AT&T launched a nationwide virtual reality tour to help people understand that it’s not possible to drive safely while using a smartphone.
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) teaches teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads. The program features a website, hands-on driving events, and other materials – focusing on these key skill areas: driver distraction, speed and space management, vehicle handling, and hazard recognition.
See below for the latest activities.