GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Virginia. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Georgia Takes Action on Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

May 3, 2018

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States Strengthen Traffic Safety Laws in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed H.B. 673 into law, making the state the 16th (along with D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to ban handheld wireless device phone use behind the wheel.

Research Analyst

Job Description

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks an experienced Research Analyst to join our research team in Arlington, VA. The Research Analyst will lead research projects that rely on statistical techniques to analyze vast amounts of insurance data. Previous HLDI studies include some of the first evaluations of collision avoidance technologies, evaluations of the effect of marijuana legalization on insurance claim frequency and analyses of the effectiveness of antilock braking systems on motorcycles.

Senior Research Transportation Engineer

Job Description

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety seeks an engineer to lead research projects that involve collecting and analyzing field data to evaluate roadway safety. Previous IIHS studies include examinations of how vehicle speeds change after speed limits are raised, how crashes and violations change after the installation of speed and red light cameras, how roundabouts affect crashes and injuries, and how pavement markings affect conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles.

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