News Releases

As the voice of highway safety, GHSA produces periodic news releases on topics of importance to its membership and the highway safety community.

Study Shows Distracted Driving is Changing, but Risks Remain

Statement for attribution to Governors Highway Safety Association Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) thanks the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for conducting ongoing research to better understand the prevalence of distracted driving and its role in traffic crashes.

New Report: No Progress on Reducing Speeding-Related Traffic Deaths

January 15, 2019

CONTACT: Madison Forker, 202-580-7930

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities. Despite this, speeding is not given enough attention as a traffic safety issue and is widely deemed culturally acceptable by the motoring public.

GHSA Supports NTSB’s Call for Comprehensive, Localized Solutions to Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities

September 25, 2018

CONTACT: Kara Macek; 202-789-0942 x140

Statement by GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meets to consider recommendations to enhance pedestrian safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) thanks the Board for supporting a collaborative and locally-focused approach to the issue.

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