Each year, GHSA publishes reports for its members and partners on a variety of pressing highway safety issues.
GHSA's latest spotlight report, "Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge," highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent contributor to motor vehicle fatalities, accounting for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year. The report takes a fresh look at this challenge, outlining the latest research, programming, and countermeasures to address speeding.
As of October 2018, nine states have legalized recreational marijuana, and similar legislation has been proposed in at least 20 others. As states consider changing their laws, it is important to take into account the traffic safety ramifications legalized marijuana may have. To help states understand these impacts, GHSA has compiled the most pertinent research into "Traffic Safety Impacts of Marijuana Legalization," a succinct, four-page guide to the issue.
The below article is excerpted from GHSA's Directions in Highway Safety member newsletter.