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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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.


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-1970s. 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

GHSA projects that the number of motorcyclist traffic fatalities in the United States in 2013 decreased approximately 7 percent.


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

State Highway Safety Office 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%.


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 parents' critical role in helping teens develop into safe drivers, looking at how parents can support state graduated driver licensing laws.


Occupant Protection for Children
March 19, 2008

GHSA developed this best practices manual to help highway safety officials and child safety advocates reduce injuries and save children’s lives through improved child occupant protection.