General Motors (GM) and GHSA are partnering to reduce distracted driving by providing research and resources to help the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), their partners and other highway safety stakeholders combat this persistent but preventable problem.
GM supported the publication of an action-oriented, recommendation-rich report that takes a new look at distracted driving. The report, Directing Drivers' Attention: A State Highway Safety Office Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving, includes a summary of the current distracted driving challenges; what the latest research tells us about risks, prevalence, public opinion and policy; the efficacy of distracted driving countermeasures; and what states and other highway safety entities are doing to address this problem.
In October 2022, GHSA and GM announced a grant program to provide a total of $210,000 to seven SHSOs to combat distracted driving. Each state will receive $30,000 to implement recommended actions outlined in the distracted driving report. Learn more about these grants and how each state will use them by reading our news release covering the grants.
Read the personal story of Steve Keifer, founder of The Kiefer Foundation and president of General Motors International.