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.

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

Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development

Job Description

The Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development is responsible for the development of behavioral safety programs of the Administration including applied research, program conception and design, demonstration, evaluation, technical assistance and national leadership to guide organizations, states and local communities as they plan, develop, implement, and evaluate traffic safety programs to reduce traffic crashes and their resulting deaths, injuries and property damage/economic costs.

Highway Safety Specialist

You will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist and report to the Chief, Occupant Protection Division, Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, Research and Program Development (RPD). The Office has national responsibility for developing and improving traffic safety programs aimed at reducing deaths and injuries due to drowsy or distracted driving and non-use of seat belts and child restraint systems.

Communications Coordinator

Mission

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) provides leadership and advocacy for the States and Territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.

Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing day-to-day communications and administration for GHSA as well as their contract with the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP).

 

Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis

Job Description

The Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) plans, directs and manages NCSA to identify, investigate, collect and disseminate analytical information relating to crashes, drivers and passengers, vehicles and environmental factors pertinent to the development, implementation and evaluation of traffic and motor vehicle safety programs and standards.

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