District of Columbia

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the District of Columbia. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

Highway Safety Specialist, Safety Countermeasures Division

Job Description

The candidate serves as a Highway Safety Specialist in the Safety Countermeasures Division, Office of Safety Programs, Research and Program Development, Traffic Injury Control, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Provides detailed program assistance to management responsible for providing national leadership in developing and improving highway safety programs aimed at reducing highway crashes, injuries, and deaths.

State Relations Manager

Job Description

Provides a national perspective on state transportation, traffic safety, consumer, automotive and business issues by tracking and analyzing issues for all 50 states.  Communicates national perspective to AAA clubs and National Office employees.  Prepares and distributes materials to support club advocacy efforts at the state and local level.  Manages the development and execution of Association priority issues by working with club work groups, developing legislative and education materials, and working with National Office and club staff to advance A

Director Communications / Media

Job Description

The Transportation Research Board is hiring a Director of Communications. This strategic leader is the senior communications advisor to TRB leadership and manages all communications activities for TRB. The Director of Communications will lead a team responsible for creating, designing and implementing strategic communications programs and products across a range of media including digital and social, print, video, email, webinars, newsletters and other collateral materials.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Pedestrian deaths are projected to have risen across DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2018, according to GHSA's latest report. Kara Macek, Senior Director of Communications and Programs, discusses the behavioral and design changes needed to address this issue.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Story by Neal Augenstein
February 28, 2019

Speeding can kill; more could be done to slow drivers down, study says

Though speeding contributes to nearly one third of traffic deaths each year, GHSA's latest report highlights public complacency around the issue. Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin addresses the need for a change in culture.

Speeding can kill; more could be done to slow drivers down, study says

Story by Kristi King
January 15, 2019

D.C. ranks second for rate of fatal speed-related crashes, group says

GHSA's latest report on speeding highlights the role of Vision Zero concepts in reducing driver speed in a number of urban areas. Executive Director Jonathan Adkins addresses how these concepts are being applied and can be successful in Washington, D.C.

D.C. ranks second for rate of fatal speed-related crashes, group says

Story by Fredrick Kunkle
January 15, 2019

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