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 spotlight report, "Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2018 Preliminary Data," offers a first look at state and national trends in 2018 pedestrian deaths. The report projects 6,227 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades.
GHSA's latest spotlight report, "Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge," highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent contributor to motor vehicle fatalities, accounting for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year.
As of October 2018, nine states have legalized recreational marijuana, and similar legislation has been proposed in at least 20 others. As states consider changing their laws, it is important to take into account the traffic safety ramifications legalized marijuana may have.
GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2018 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
Automated vehicles will bring new and perhaps unanticipated traffic safety issues to the states.
GHSA's Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States presents new research to examine the impact of marijuana and opioids on driving ability and provides reco
GHSA's latest spotlight report, Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data, projects a 5.6% decrease in motorcyclist fatalities in 2017.
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 p
GHSA's A Guide to Effectively Partnering with State Highway Safety Offices identifies how organizations can collaborate with State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to improve traffic safety outcomes
The below article is excerpted from GHSA's Directions in Highway Safety member newsletter.