GHSA Urges Congress to Pass Reauthorization and Infrastructure Legislation

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August 10, 2021

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Statement by Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a dramatic increase in federal investment in highway safety as well as program reforms to provide more resources to states and communities for crash prevention, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) congratulates the Senate on its approval of the bipartisan infrastructure and reauthorization legislation.

“In a time of increased roadway fatalities, the U.S. Senate has assembled a legislative package that will make a historical investment in highway safety,” said Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director of GHSA. “The legislation also promotes new technology to prevent impaired driving, invests in efforts to collect better crash and traffic stop data, protect pedestrians, and make reforms to federal highway safety grant programs – all steps that will help save lives on our roads.”

GHSA urges collaboration between the House and Senate to advance a final bill to President Biden’s desk. GHSA looks forward to ongoing partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, states, communities and our partners to accelerate efforts to reverse troubling crash trends.

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans. Visit for more information or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.