GHSA Publications

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 Annual Report
July 23, 2020

GHSA's Annual Report highlights the Association's accomplishments for the 2020 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

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Report Cover
June 24, 2019

This report by NHTSA and GHSA's National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) examines why riders choose to wear — or not wear — high-visibility gear. Through a focus group of motorcycle riders, the report finds that while most participants did not regularly wear such gear, those who did reported doing so after having been in a crash with a motor vehicle, or personally knowing another rider who had been in such a crash.


Motorcyclist Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data
May 2, 2018

GHSA's latest spotlight report, Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data, projects a 5.6% decrease in motorcyclist fatalities in 2017. Despite this decline, the report finds that motorcyclists remain significantly overrepresented as a proportion of all traffic deaths.


Countermeasures That Work 9th Edition
April 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


Highlights of Association Activity
July 15, 2016

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:


Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2015 Preliminary Data
May 19, 2016

This report provides a first look at 2015 motorcyclist fatalities nationally and by state. Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have increased by 10 percent, compared with 2014. The report is based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report also examines recent trends in motorcyclist crash patterns and fatalities. In addition, it outlines efforts to further reduce motorcyclist crashes and fatalities.


Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2014 Preliminary Data
May 20, 2015

This report provides a first look at 2014 motorcyclist fatalities nationally and by state, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have decreased by about 2 percent, compared with 2013.


Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2013 Preliminary Data
May 6, 2014

In early 2014, GHSA asked its member state highway safety offices to provide their preliminary motorcyclist fatality counts for 2013, as they had done the prior four years. All 50 states and the District of Columbia responded. Several states suggested why their numbers had increased or decreased.