GHSA Publications

Each year, GHSA publishes reports for its members and partners on a variety of pressing highway safety issues.

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State

GHSA's data analysis, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2023 Preliminary Data (January-December), projects that drivers struck and killed 7,318 people walking in 2023 – down 5.4% from the year before but 14.1% above 2019, the last pre-pandemic year.


NHTSA makes a number of resources available for states and the public on its website, including program guidance, assessments, technical assistance and information about its traffic records program.

Directions in Highway Safety

The GHSA 2024 Annual Meeting is less than three months away! Equitable traffic enforcement is essential to reaching our goal of zero roadway deaths. This year’s agenda reaffirms our commitment to providing learning and networking opportunities for law enforcement officials as we work together to improve safety for everyone on the road.

Directions in Highway Safety

Traffic deaths are continuing a modest decline, but we have much more work remaining to make our roads safer for people both inside and outside a motor vehicle.

Directions in Highway Safety

The United States is at a critical juncture in traffic safety. Roadway deaths are finally beginning to fall following the pandemic-induced surge. While this is welcome news, we as a nation can’t sit back and expect the numbers to improve on their own. Dangerous driving behaviors – like speeding, impaired driving and not buckling up – continue to kill people on U.S. roads every day.

Directions in Highway Safety

Traffic fatalities are beginning to slowly decline after a surge during the pandemic, but we have a long way to go to get to zero deaths.

Image of traffic in a city with text that reads Automated Enforcement in a New Era

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), with the support of State Farm®, examines traffic safety cameras – an underutilized tool in the fight to reduce dangerous driving behaviors that contribute to more than 100 people dying on U.S. roads every day.

Banner image depicting a teen in a car and the title "Young Drivers and Traffic Fatalities: 20 Years of Progress on the Road to Zero"

Young drivers are nearly four times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic crash than their older counterparts, but a GHSA report confirms that crash and fatality rates for drivers under 21 have improved drastically over the past two decades – more so than for other drivers.

Highlights of Association Activity, FY 2023

GHSA's Annual Report highlights the Association's accomplishments for the 2023 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

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We look forward to seeing many of you in New York City for the GHSA 2023 Annual Meeting. Get a sneak peek at the highlights with this special edition of our Directions in Highway Safety newsletter.