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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This report, made possible with funding from State Farm®, looks at nearly two dozen state policy, enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their smartphones and on the road.
This report, made possible through funding from State Farm®, provides an overview of current pedestrian safety data and research and how states are using this and other information to address pedestrian safety through education, enforcement and legislative initiatives.
GHSA worked with NHTSA to help states determine how well each state's Police Accident Report (PAR) and crash database aligns with the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) 4th edition and to develop a new tool to help states map their state PARs and crash databases to the 77 MMUCC data elements and attributes collected at the scene of a crash and the 33 data elements and attributes that are linked with other databases or derived from MMUCC data elements.
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.
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. The preliminary 2014 pedestrian fatality numbers were provided by GHSA's member State Highway Safety Office members. All 50 states and the District of Columbia provided data.
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-1970s. Two areas of focus are helmet use and alcohol use by fatally injured cyclists.
The report also discusses actions to reduce collisions and injuries and outlines some current efforts in states and locations where bicyclist fatalities are occurring.
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.
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.
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.
The data showed that the number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the United States for the first six months of 2013 decreased by 190 – or 8.7% – from 2,175 in 2012 to 1,895 last year.
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.
Highlights include the latest information on laws and law enforcement, public education efforts, partnerships with other organizations, and data collection efforts.