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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Countermeasures That Work
June 15, 2015

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


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.


Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2014 Preliminary Data
February 26, 2015

An estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014, essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.


Bicyclist Safety
October 27, 2014

This GHSA Spotlight on Highway Safety report looks at the issue of bicyclist safety, analyzing how fatality trends and crash patterns have changed since the mid 1970's. Two areas of focus are helmet use and alcohol use by fatally injured cyclists.


Getting It To Click! Connecting Teens And Seat Belt Use
July 8, 2014

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.


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.


Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2013 Preliminary Data
March 5, 2014

In late 2013, GHSA asked its State Highway Safety Office members to report their preliminary pedestrian fatality numbers for the first six months of 2013. All 50 states and the District of Columbia responded to the survey.


Distracted Driving
July 17, 2013

States have made great strides in their efforts to combat distracted driving over the past few years. This new report is a compilation of these efforts.


Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing the Risks
June 25, 2013

From 2000 to 2011, 19,447 fatal crashes involving teen drivers were speeding-related. Despite a significant drop in overall fatal teen driving crashes during that same time frame, speeding has actually grown slightly as a contributing factor.


Promoting Parent Involvement in Teen Driving: An In-Depth Look at the Importance and the Initiatives
May 2, 2013

This publication examines the critical role parents play in helping their teens survive their driving years, looking at how parents can support – or supplement – state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to help their teens develop into good, safe drivers.