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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As traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens and young adults, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Peer-to-Peer Teen Traffic Safety Program Guide," prepared by GHSA, examines the components of successful peer-to-peer programs.
GHSA's Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2018 Preliminary Data 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 states consider changing their laws, it is important to take into account the traffic safety ramifications legalized marijuana may have. To help states understand these impacts, GHSA has compiled the most pertinent research into Traffic Safety Impacts of Marijuana Legalization, a succinct, four-page guide to the issue.
GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, showcases 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 Preparing for Automated Vehicles: Traffic Safety Issues for States outlines these issues and discusses how law enforcement and State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) should prepare for them.
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 recommendations on how best to address these emerging challenges.
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: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures.
GHSA's A Guide to Effectively Partnering with State Highway Safety Offices identifies how organizations can collaborate with State Highway Safety Offices to improve traffic safety outcomes.