Each year, GHSA publishes reports for its members and partners on a variety of pressing highway safety issues. Our member newsletter, Directions in Highway Safety, requires a member login and can be found on our Members Only website.
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GHSA's Annual Report highlights the Association's accomplishments for the 2020 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).
GHSA's new spotlight report, "Rear Seat Belt Use: Little Change in Four Years, Much More to Do," explores adult rear seat belt use rates, state laws and enforcement, and public education efforts.
GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2019 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).
GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2018 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for nine traffic safety problem areas: Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Driving; Seat Belts and Child Restraints; Speeding and Speed Management; Distracted and Drowsy Driving; Motorcycle Safety; Young Drivers; Older Drivers; Pedest
GHSA's latest report covers Association accomplishments for its Fiscal Year 2016: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. It presents high-level data for the Fiscal Year and focuses on GHSA's work in the following areas:
Most strategies for encouraging seat belt use by adults focus on drivers and front seat passengers, but rear seat belt use by adults is lower than front seat belt use and warrants attention. In 2013, 883 unbelted rear seat passenger vehicle occupants age 8 and older died in traffic crashes in the United States.
This report, made possible with funding from The Allstate Foundation, details promising programs and practices that states are using to encourage teens to wear their seat belts every time they drive or ride in a vehicle. The programs listed can serve as road maps to other states and stakeholders concerned about keeping young drivers safe on our roads.