Through a grant from GHSA and Ford Driving Skills for Life, the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety worked with the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock's Injury Prevention Center to host a teen driver safety conference in October 2017.
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The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) was one of the recipients of GHSA and the National Road Safety Foundation's (NRSF) 2017 drowsy driving grants. THSO chose to address the issue from two angles, using their grant to expand partnerships with both Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the Tennessee Trucking Foundation (TTF).
The Texas Department of Transportation's Traffic Safety Section was one of the recipients of GHSA and Responsibility.org's 2016 grants aimed at combating drug-impaired driving.
After experiencing a 19% increase in fatal crashes involving a drug-impaired driver between 2013 and 2014, TxDOT sought to add more law enforcement officers trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) to their roads.
The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently partnered with the Shepherd Center, one of the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals, to develop AutoCoach, a driver's education app for parents.
With funding from a Ford Driving Skills for Life teen safe driving grant, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division created a video introducing parents to the driver education and licensing process.
Popular ride-hailing company Lyft is playing a big part in ensuring residents in the Washington, DC area can get home safely. In 2017, Lyft teamed up with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), a nonprofit partner of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia highway safety offices that offers innovative public health education programs designed to prevent alcohol-impaired driving.
Under the direction of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau has taken an innovative approach to alcohol-impaired driving prevention through their recent “Reality Series – Over the Limit” campaign. The campaign, styled as a docudrama split into 30- and 60-second PSAs, reveals the realities of what happens to an individual who is arrested for a DWI.
The Eagle County, Colorado Prevention Committee received special funding from Ford Driving Skills for Life to tackle the issue of drug-impaired driving among teens in their community. With this grant, the Committee was able to host a number of events and activities for teens throughout the year, including booths at concerts, a youth safe driving fair, and a "Safe and Sober Glow Party."
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) was one of GHSA and Ford Driving Skills For Life's 2016 teen safe driving grant recipients. Through this grant, ADECA was able to organize four safe driving events at high schools throughout the state, entitled "No Crash Course."