GHSA Supports Nomination of King as NHTSA Administrator

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April 6, 2018

Contact: Madison Forker,
202-789-0942 x120

Statement for attribution to Governors Highway Safety Association Executive Director Jonathan Adkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is delighted that the Administration has nominated Deputy Administrator Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In her current role, Deputy Administrator King has already demonstrated a strong commitment to advance NHTSA’s safety mission, focus on the most pressing traffic safety challenges, and reinforce NHTSA’s partnership with the states to combat deaths and injuries on our roads.

With highway deaths on the rise in recent years, Deputy Administrator King’s appointment will fill a critical role at NHTSA. GHSA looks forward to further collaborating with her to improve NHTSA’s grant programs and reduce administrative burdens for states. We urge swift Senate confirmation.

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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. Contact GHSA at 202-789-0942 or visit Find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GHSAHQ.