For more than 50 years, The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) has been dedicated to reducing crashes, deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways by promoting safe driving behavior through greater public awareness. NRSF has teamed with GHSA to address both drowsy driving and speeding.
Speed Management Pilot Program
In cooperation with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, GHSA and NRSF developed an ambitious, competitive state grant program to slow down speeding drivers. Selected states will bring together engineers, law enforcement and local governments to pilot test comprehensive speed management plans. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the launch of these projects, which are expected to ramp up in 2021.
State Grants to Address Drowsy Driving
NRSF also provided grants for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to implement drowsy driving prevention programs and campaigns. From 2017 to 2019, 12 states received a total of $225,000. Among other projects, states used these funds to create public awareness campaigns, engage with high-risk groups such as teens, and develop training for law enforcement to help officers recognize the signs of drowsy driving.
Learn about these innovative and creative projects here.