In the wake of anticipated increased highway traffic nationwide as states reopen for business and recreational activities, GHSA is urging motorists to be careful.
Story by Douglas Clark
May 22, 2020
Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces another crisis: a surge in speeding and reckless behavior on the nation's roadways.
Story by Luz Lazo
May 11, 2020
With many people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, once-crowded highways are now relatively empty, prompting more drivers to speed.
Story by Erin McLaughlin
April 25, 2020
New York City's speed cameras spit out 83,478 violations in an eight-day period in March — only 8% fewer than during a similar eight-day period in January, when there were tens if not hundreds of thousands more cars on the road.
Story by Gersh Kuntzman
March 24, 2020
The New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) received a grant from the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and GHSA to provide an informational webinar for law enforcement officers on the effects of drowsy driving in collaboration with Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM). The webinar is a continuation of StopDrowsyDriving.org, Stony Brook’s drowsy driving prevention program.
Drivers are striking pedestrians at an alarming rate across the country, where the number of pedestrian deaths has increased more than 50% over the past decade. New York has bucked that trend, with stable statistics for pedestrian fatalities during that time.
Story by Matt Spillane
January 14, 2020
A new bill in New York would require all backseat passengers to wear seat belts. This story uses GHSA's information on state laws to contextualize this move.
February 21, 2019