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.

Manager, Public Relations

Summary

Manages Public Relations programs and activities on behalf of AAA National Office to include, but not limited to, traffic safety, public affairs and gas prices to generate national media visibility and assist AAA clubs in achieving local media coverage. Develops and implements comprehensive communications strategies and toolkits, including news releases, social media content, key messages, fact sheets, videos and graphics. Serves as contact for national media and spokesperson for Association.

Research Psychologist

Summary

You will serve as a research psychologist in the Injury Prevention Research Division. The Office has national responsibility for conducting behavioral research on the role of driver factors in crash avoidance and in identifying strategies for reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries.

Lifesavers Program Coordinator

Position Description and Responsibilities

Position Description

This position provides management, coordination and communications services to the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety and Priorities. Lifesavers is the largest annual highway safety conference in the nation, bringing together traffic safety and public health professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research and policy initiatives to prevent motor vehicle crashes and save lives.

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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