District of Columbia

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the District of Columbia. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

Deputy Director

The AASHTO Deputy Director is the second most senior person on the AASHTO leadership team.  The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and assists with the overall successful management of the association.

Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development

Summary

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to fill the position of Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development.  The incumbent is responsible for the development of traffic injury prevention programs designed to improve safety and reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries.  This includes overseeing applied research, program conception and design, demonstration, evaluation, and technical assistance, and providing national leadership to guide organizations, states and local communities as they develop and impl

Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist

Job Summary

You will serve as the Director, Office of Media Relations and be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to reach the general public on NHTSA policies and activities to improve traffic safety. Serve as a principal advisor and consultant to the Associate Administrator, Office of Communications and Consumer Information and other senior NHTSA officials. Oversee NHTSA's media outreach through traditional media outlets as well as social media channels.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Pedestrian deaths are projected to have risen across DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2018, according to GHSA's latest report. Kara Macek, Senior Director of Communications and Programs, discusses the behavioral and design changes needed to address this issue.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Story by Neal Augenstein
February 28, 2019

Speeding can kill; more could be done to slow drivers down, study says

Though speeding contributes to nearly one third of traffic deaths each year, GHSA's latest report highlights public complacency around the issue. Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin addresses the need for a change in culture.

Speeding can kill; more could be done to slow drivers down, study says

Story by Kristi King
January 15, 2019

D.C. ranks second for rate of fatal speed-related crashes, group says

GHSA's latest report on speeding highlights the role of Vision Zero concepts in reducing driver speed in a number of urban areas. Executive Director Jonathan Adkins addresses how these concepts are being applied and can be successful in Washington, D.C.

D.C. ranks second for rate of fatal speed-related crashes, group says

Story by Fredrick Kunkle
January 15, 2019

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