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

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GHSA's data analysis, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2023 Preliminary Data (January-June), projects that drivers struck and killed 3,373 people walking in the first half of 2023 – down 4% from the year before but 14% above 2019, the last pre-pandemic year.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Drunk driving is one of the deadliest yet most preventable behaviors that accounts for nearly one-third of the nation’s traffic crash fatalities.

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GHSA's annual spotlight report, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2022 Preliminary Data, offers a comprehensive look at state and national trends in pedestrian deaths in 2022. The report projects that drivers struck and killed at least 7,508 people walking in 2022 – the highest number since 1981 and an average of 20 deaths every day.

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