As of October 2018, nine states have legalized recreational marijuana, and similar legislation has been proposed in at least 20 others. As states consider changing their laws, it is important to take into account the traffic safety ramifications legalized marijuana may have. To help states understand these impacts, GHSA has compiled the most pertinent research into "Traffic Safety Impacts of Marijuana Legalization," a succinct, four-page guide to the issue.
GHSA frequently publishes reports to help its members and partners navigate a variety of pressing highway safety issues.
GHSA's Annual Report, Highlights of Association Activity, highlights the Association's accomplishments from the 2018 Fiscal Year.
GHSA's Preparing for Automated Vehicles: Traffic Safety Issues for States outlines potential highway safety issues that autonomous vehicles will bring to the states.
GHSA's Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States presents new research on marijuana and opioids' impact on driving ability.
GHSA projects a 5.6% decrease in motorcyclist fatalities in 2017, but finds that motorcyclists remain significantly overrepresented as a proportion of all traffic deaths.
Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices is a basic reference to assist SHSOs in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures.
GHSA's A Guide to Effectively Partnering with State Highway Safety Offices identifies how organizations can collaborate with SHSOs to improve traffic safety outcomes.
The below article is excerpted from GHSA's Directions in Highway Safety member newsletter.
GHSA's annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities projects nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017.
GHSA and State Farm have partnered for a new report on bicyclist deaths, which rose 12.2% in 2015, the largest percentage increase of any other roadway user group.