Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) serve as vital links and conduits between State Highway Safety Offices (SHSO) and a state’s law enforcement community. The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to enhance the work of LELs across the country. This program is funded by NHTSA under a cooperative agreement in recognition of the effectiveness of LEL activities in reducing crashes across the country.
GHSA has teamed up with The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) to provide grants for State Highway Safety Offices to implement drowsy driving prevention programs and campaigns.
GHSA and NRSF are now accepting applications for 2018 grants. Interested State Highway Safety Offices are encouraged to learn more and apply via GHSA's member-restricted site (login required).
GHSA works with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to combat the growing issue of drugged driving. As drug-impaired drivers continue to be a nationwide problem, GHSA and Responsibility.org aim to ensure that law enforcement agencies and highway safety offices have all the tools available to them to identify and arrest these drivers. By putting more Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) on the road, states are better able to ensure drugged drivers are off of them.
Launched in 2010, AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign shares a simple message: distracted driving is never OK. The campaign has evolved as smartphone driving distractions have grown beyond texting to include social media, web surfing, video chatting and more. Last summer, AT&T launched a nationwide virtual reality tour to help people understand that it’s not possible to drive safely while using a smartphone.
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) teaches teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads. The program features a website, hands-on driving events, and other materials – focusing on these key skill areas: driver distraction, speed and space management, vehicle handling, and hazard recognition.
See below for the latest activities.