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In 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was awarded funds from the National Road Safety Foundation and GHSA to pilot a Safer Walking Routes to School initiative at Iroquois Elementary School with the United Way of Erie County.
To complement their e-scooter pilot, the National Road Safety Foundation and GHSA awarded grant funding to the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) to conduct a multilingual education and outreach program promoting safety on scooters, skateboards and other micromobility devices by recruiting teen interns.
The National Road Safety Foundation and GHSA awarded grant funding to the Connecticut Highway Safety Office (CT HSO) to support the Watch for Me CT project by promoting safe youth mobility by training teen ambassadors to educate their peers at community-based events.
In 2021, Responsibility.org and GHSA awarded grant funding for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to increase education and the number of officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DREs).
To combat the pervasive issue of impaired driving, in 2021, the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) was awarded grant funding from Responsibility.org and GHSA to certify officers and instructors as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), conduct cannabis and intoxication impaired driving labs and reduce the toxicology backlog by outsourcing the analysis of blood alcohol samples.
In 2021, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) was awarded grant funding from Responsibility.org and GHSA to offer municipal and state judges the Computerized Assessment Referral System (CARS) screening and assessment tool.
Responsibility.org and GHSA awarded grant funding to the Georgia Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to establish a phlebotomy program to train law enforcement officers to be qualified phlebotomists.
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office was awarded a grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life & GHSA to educate and promote safe teen driving behavior through a series of in-person events in conjunction with SADD, Alliance Marketing & State Farm to connect schools with teen traffic safety activities.
To improve teen driver education programs, the Utah Highway Safety Office (UHSO) was awarded grant funding by Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA to address the dangers and consequences of speeding through pre-driver education initiatives.
As vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teen drivers, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) was provided a grant from Ford Driving Skill for Life and GHSA to develop a state-specific Teen Driver Parental Toolkit focused on teens and speeding.