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.

Research Psychologist


You will serve as a research psychologist in the Injury Prevention Research Division. The Office has national responsibility for conducting behavioral research on the role of driver factors in crash avoidance and in identifying strategies for reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries.

Lifesavers Program Coordinator

Position Description and Responsibilities

Position Description

This position provides management, coordination and communications services to the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety and Priorities. Lifesavers is the largest annual highway safety conference in the nation, bringing together traffic safety and public health professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research and policy initiatives to prevent motor vehicle crashes and save lives.

Director of Communications

The Governors Highway Association (GHSA) is seeking a full-time Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is responsible for managing GHSA’s communications activities including print and electronic publications, news media, and GHSA’s website and social media accounts. The role also collaborates on GHSA’s Annual Meeting, develops and delivers presentations at conferences and events, and enhances the overall quality and visibility of GHSA’s communications. Duties include:

Senior Government Affairs Manager

Job Details

  • Level: Management
  • Job Location: DC - Washington, DC
  • Position: Type Full Time
  • Education: Level 4 Year Degree
  • Travel Percentage: Negligible
  • Job Shift: Day
  • Job Category: Government


The Senior Government Affairs Manager manages NSC legislative, regulatory, policy development, and grassroots initiatives. This position is responsible for advancing NSC legislative and regulatory priorities and identifying strategic opportunities for the Council at the federal and state levels.

Civil Engineer - Highway

Job Description

This position is located in the Office of Safety Technologies, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a civil engineer and provides advice to Safety Leadership on highway safety programs and the Federal-aid process. The incumbent serves as an expert in identifying, developing and delivering safety as part of the overall Federal-aid project development process to reduce the number and severity of highway crashes. 

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

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